The COVID-19 pandemic has caused extensive disruption and challenges within the lives of young people. However, while there is good evidence to draw upon for advice and support, it is not always easily accessible for those who need it.
As part of the Co-Ray Project (https://emergingminds.org.uk/), a short animation has been developed by the University of Oxford’s Experimental Psychology and Psychiatry Department. It is aimed at young people aged 11 – 16 years to address any barriers they may have in seeking mental health support. This resource is available via BBC Bitesize (https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z8n7qfr) and we would encourage secondary settings in County Durham to access and share with your pupils.
The advice in this video and article is based on the findings of the Emerging Minds Co-Ray Project, led at the University of Oxford. You can find out more about the project and get further advice here.