Tackling Stigma Tools

A range of tools are available to help you work through the various elements of the Tackling Stigma Framework. New tools will be added as they are identified.

Steps for tackling stigma
  • Adobe Acrobat Document Tackling stigma checklist

    A checklist to help you when commencing work locally to tackle stigma. Using the checklist your partnership can assess where it currently is in the implementation of the framework, help it plan how to proceed and where to focus its efforts.

    Publisher: NCSS
    Published Date: 06/10/2010

  • Adobe Acrobat Document Anytown summary plan

    Action plan template following the Tackling stigma checklist.

    Publisher: Walsall CAMHS Partnership and NCSS
    Published Date: 06/10/2010

  • Adobe Acrobat Document CAMHS Self Assessment

    A form to help you build a CAMHS Self Assessment.

    Publisher: NCSS
    Published Date: 06/10/2010

  • Microsoft Powerpoint Presentation Tackling stigma: partnerships for change

    This presentation has been developed for use with key stakeholders from a range of services and professionals that might work with children and young people with mental health problems. The stakeholders should be at a level where they can contribute to the activities involved in the implementation of the Tackling Stigma Framework and where they can generate ideas about the approach to use. You can select slides from this presentation to use and adapt for your own presentation or use the whole presentation if you wish. We recommend you aim to present for around half an hour and actively encourage discussion with stakeholders afterwards.

    Publisher: National CAMHS Support Service (NCSS)
    Published Date: 22/12/2010

  • Microsoft Powerpoint Presentation Tackling the cost of stigma: how can your organisation contribute to change?

    This presentation has been developed for use with key stakeholders at a strategic level across all organisations that work with children and young people with mental health problems. The representatives of the organisations should be at a level where they can agree to the implementation of the Tackling Stigma Framework. You can select slides from this presentation to use and adapt for your own presentation or use the whole presentation if you wish. We recommend you aim to present for around half an hour and actively encourage discussion with stakeholders afterwards.

    Publisher: National CAMHS Support Service (NCSS)
    Published Date: 22/12/2010

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Mainstreaming of programmes to tackle stigma

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Information for children, families and organisations
  • Website Choosing what's best for you: what scientists have found helps children and young people who are sad, worried or troubled

    Booklet aimed at children, young people and families to help them make treatment choices. It explains the evidence base for what has been shown to work for children and young people with mental health problems.

    Publisher: CAMHS Evidence Based Practice Unit
    Published Date: 01/07/2007

  • Adobe Acrobat Document Introducing CAMHS - Oxleas

    A leaflet for children who have a CAMHS appointment. It is very child centred and asks the young person to note down their concerns so that they can be talked about in their first appointment.

    Publisher: Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
    Published Date: 01/11/2007

  • Adobe Acrobat Document Well?

    A magazine produced by the Scottish Executive for professionals which looks at child and adolescent mental health, what it is, what helps and the interventions/services available. Includes contributions from young people.

    Publisher: Scottish Executive
    Published Date: 01/04/2007

  • Website City and Hackney CAMHS

    An excellent website with age appropriate information for children, young people, parents and professionals about child and adolescent mental health issues and services.

    Publisher: City & Hackney Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
    Published Date: 27/09/2010

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Education for children, parents/carers, professionals and the public
  • Adobe Acrobat Document Feeling good: promoting children's mental health

    A resource containing activities and worksheets designed to be used by schools or parents to promote positive mental health in their children and young people. This has been produced by Centre for Mental Health.

    Publisher: Sainsburys Centre for Mental Health
    Published Date: 01/03/2005

  • Adobe Acrobat Document U think resource for schools

    A simple guide for young people and teaching staff to find out about important issues relating to young people's well-being and mental health.

    Publisher: Rethink
    Published Date: 01/03/2009

  • Microsoft Word Document Children's Mental Health Week resource

    An overview of a Children's Mental Health Week campaign including tips and guidance on developing an awareness campaign.

    Publisher: Federation of Families of South Carolina
    Published Date: 03/05/2009

  • Adobe Acrobat Document Breaking prejudice

    An overview of tackling stigma campaigns outlining ‘what works’ in minimising the stigma associated with mental ill health. This information relates mainly to adult mental health. For more information about Rethink go to http://www.rethink.org.

    Publisher: Rethink
    Published Date: 01/05/2009

  • Adobe Acrobat Document Mad, bad or misunderstood? Interactive multimedia training for professionals working with children and young people

    A training manual that accompanies a training programme delivered in and around Liverpool. It aims to promote children and young people's mental health and raise awareness of policies consistent with a child-centred approach, emotional literacy and mental health promotion. It also signposts support services.

    Publisher: Liverpool Mental Health Awareness (LMHA)
    Published Date: 01/07/2009

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Effective systems and accessible services
  • Microsoft Word Document Bristol care pathway toolkit: emotional well-being and mental health support for children and young people in schools

    A toolkit to help schools in developing a directory of services and pathways for children in school requiring mental health service input.

    Publisher: Bristol Healthy Schools Programme
    Published Date: 01/10/2006

  • Website Primary Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (PCAHMS)

    An Oxfordshire service which is a key stage in the development of Oxfordshire’s integrated child and adolescent mental health strategy. It is an early intervention service which should ensure many more children are seen and get the treatment they need quickly.

    Publisher: Primary Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (PCAMHS)
    Published Date: 20/09/2010

  • Website Kooth

    Kooth is an online counselling service for young people which also provides information, advice, self help tools are referral on where needed.

    Publisher: Kooth
    Published Date: 24/09/2010

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The role of media as allies
  • Adobe Acrobat Document You and the media: tackling media interviews with confidence

    A step-by-step guide to the interview process for those speaking out for the first time, and for anyone preparing for an interview about mental health matters. There is space to make notes to help you feel fully prepared for an interview and get the most out of the experience.

    Publisher: Rethink
    Published Date: 27/09/2006

  • Website School children challenge myths and fears surrounding mental illness through interactive DVD

    A press release about tackling stigma work and its benefits in Northumberland.

    Publisher: NHS North of Tyne
    Published Date: 23/04/2010

  • Adobe Acrobat Document Participation consent form

    We have also produced a template consent form that may be used for ob-taining consent from children, young people and their families to take part in consultation and service developments. Part of this consent relates specifically to being filmed and/or photographed.

    Publisher: NCSS
    Published Date: 07/10/2010

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Citizenship and participation of children and young people
  • Adobe Acrobat Document Conference handbook. Exploring participation in CAMHS: Improving the involvement of children, young people and their carers in Child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS)

    Handbook for the 2005 national conference aiming to share good practice in developing participation in child and adolescent mental health services. The conference was a real first in presenting innovative and creative methods of listening to children's and young people’s views, both about individual decisions affecting their healthcare, treatment and education and also in the development of services. The handbook usefully contains articles written by those who presented workshops at the conference. It illustrates the wealth of knowledge that can be drawn upon by staff looking to develop participatory ways of working.

    Publisher: National CAMHS Support Service (NCSS)
    Published Date: 08/07/2005

  • Adobe Acrobat Document Young people's research diary

    Ecotec have developed a diary that young people involved in tackling stigma projects can use to record their journey. It also contains a short questionnaire to help to monitor the impact being part of the project has had on them.

    Publisher: Ecotec
    Published Date: 27/09/2010

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