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Here you will find resources to help you to manage your mental health. 

Please feel free to download or share the following information. All resources are evidence based and have been co-produced with patients and the public, clinical experts and academics.

You can access these resources by scrolling down this page and selecting the resource you require from the buttons below.

Low Mood & Pain

Mental Health Animations

Bee Free

These animations explain the link between low mood and long term pain.
There is a full animation which can be downloaded and used with patients, and there are five shorter animations called ‘the Hive Five’ which cover the five key areas people can focus on to help themselves feel better.

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Bee Free Repository

Training for Volunteers

This free course will enable clinicians to develop the skills needed to support the mental health needs of people with long term pain.

Across our three modules, you can expect to learn the following:

  • Develop your awareness of mental health and long term pain
  • Recognise mental health problems in people with long term pain
  • Develop communication skills and techniques
  • Identify ways to promote positive health behaviours
  • Identify ways to protect your own mental health and wellbeing

The content is informed by evidence, includes a range of different learning materials and has been designed to support a mix of learning styles. The course is appropriate for a broad range of people such as Healthcare professionals, NHS support staff, and volunteers from inside and outside the NHS who work regularly with people with painful long-term conditions.

Click on the link below to access the training.

BeeFree | Training

Bee Free

BeeFree is an initiative taken together with Keele University Impact Accelerator Unit, Mind and local NHS organisations. 

You can find out more here – BeeFree | Welcome To Beefree

Recognising emotional distress

People who have both physical and mental health challenges tend to have a poorer quality of life than those with physical conditions alone. People from some ethnic groups may be less likely to recognise and seek help for symptoms which may represent mental health problems. This animation has been developed with men of South Asian origin with physical and mental health challenges to explain the importance of seeking help for emotional distress.

The Right to Smile

It is well recognised that people experiencing severe mental ill health can have their lives restricted and shortened by conditions like diabetes and heart disease.
However, less recognised is that they also experience serious inequalities in oral health, with high rates of tooth decay, gum disease and tooth loss. 
The Right to Smile consensus believes that tackling this inequality is overdue and deserves urgent attention from services, researchers, and policymakers

The Right to Smile

Mental Health Children and Young People

The CHOOSE study (CHOOSE - Children and young people psychiatric diagnoses before and during the Covid-19 pandemic) was funded by the NIHR School for Primary Care Research (SPCR), with collaboration across Keele University, the Universities of Manchester and Exeter and the mental health research charity The McPin Foundation.
The study was conducted using a database of anonymised primary care electronic health records (CPRD – Clinical Practice Research Datalink) of over 9 million patients aged 10-24 years from 1881 general practices in the UK.

The research team worked closely with a young people, carer, family advisory group (supported by McPin) as well as a clinical advisory group; both groups shaped the research questions and offered explanations on the initial findings.
We tracked the number of eating disorder diagnoses and self-harm recorded monthly by GPs from January 2010 through March 2022, around ten years before the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic and two years after its start. The analysis showed that since March 2020, eating disorders were 42% higher than would be expected based on previous trends for females aged 13-16, and 32% higher for those aged 17-19 years.
We held a webinar in May 2023 at which the key findings were presented. The webinar was illustrated by Tom Bailey.
Our first paper was published in the Lancet Child and Adolescent Health.
We have worked with our young people’s group to produce a video for young people and parents to highlight how to get support for mental health problems.
Do feel free to disseminate this video freely.
Infographics have also been created for further resource

The following infographics explain more about what everyone can do to support young people with their mental health

CHOOSE Infographic Young People

CHOOSE Infographic Parents

CHOOSE Infographic Teachers

CHOOSE Infographic Clinicians