Toolkit

This toolkit was developed to assist you, youth workers, when using digital approaches to youth mental health. It includes practical information, case studies, online resources and reflection material for anyone interested in learning more about new technology, health and wellbeing.

There are various separate chapters you can go through, online and printable. You can read these at your own time and pace. We encourage you to try out and test different online platforms with us.

Aye Mind does not offer direct support for mental health issues and is not continuously monitored for messages. If you need an ambulance, call 999. If you’re in distress or need immediate help, click here to find a list of services you can talk to.

  • Before you start

    Before you begin exploring, it’s important that you consider a range of issues when working with the toolkit.

  • Mental health

    We all have mental health just as we all have physical health. Read more about spotting the signs, starting conversations and looking after yourself.

  • Why digital?

    If we live and work with young people, we have a duty to understand, as best we can, the digital dimension of our world.

  • Online lives

    What does the life of young people look like online?

  • Digital
    tools

    Few things to think about before using digital tools…

  • Digital
    landscape

    Thousands of digital tools can influence mental health. So let’s take a look at what’s out there.

  • More on the benefits

    There are more benefits of using digital in promoting mental wellbeing.

  • Risk & vulnerabilities

    As well as benefits, there are some risks to using technologies.

  • Challenges for professionals

    What challenges do you face?

  • Digital citizenship

    Digital citizenship is the norms of appropriate, responsible technology use.

  • Start your journey

    You’ve reached the final chapter of the toolkit. What now?

  • Further
    reading

    If you’re interested in finding out more, check out our list of further readings.

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