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Right Here Resource Centre

This Resource Centre is for anyone with an interest in Right Here. There are two directories: 1. Right Here specific resources; 2. Range of Mental Health Foundation and other research, information and briefings about young people’s mental health and well-being and the services young people use.
Right Here Sheffield Project Launch June 2010

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How to promote mental wellbeing in youth work practice 

This guide is aimed at youth organisations working with young people aged 16–25. Its objective is to help to embed mental wellbeing improvement practices within the organisations. The guide is supported by training involving young people who participated in the Right Here programme.


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How to promote mental wellbeing in primary care

This guide has been designed to help GPs and other primary care practitioners develop practice that is young person friendly, and better identify and address the mental health needs of the young people who come to see them.



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How to commission better mental health and wellbeing services for young people

This guide is aimed at those with a responsibility for commissioning mental health and wellbeing services for young people. Although the Right Here programme focused primarily on early intervention in community settings, many of the lessons we learnt – that are included in this guide – apply equally to the commissioning of services for more severe conditions.


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How to promote youth-friendly mental health and wellbeing services

This particular guide is aimed at those delivering mental health and wellbeing services for young people aged 16–25. It has been written to help services address the specific needs of this age group and tackle some of the barriers which prevent them from accessing traditional mental health services.



Right Here Project Case Studies

The front cover of the Right Here project's Impact Case Studies, a document which outlines the impact of the Right Here Project's work.

Right Here Impact Case Studies

Case studies of innovative approaches to improving young people's mental health and wellbeing


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Right Here Brighton and Hove Project Case Study

Young volunteers in Brighton and Hove have set out to help GPs get better at meeting the specific needs of young people with mental health issues.


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Right Here Newham Project Case Study

This project is using one-to-one boxing coaching to help young black and minority ethnic people look after their mental health and wellbeing.


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Right Here Fermanagh Project Case Study

In Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, young mothers are being supported to connect with their peers, improve their quality of life and raise their happiness levels.


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Right Here Sheffield Project Case Study

STAMP (Support, Think, Act, Motivate, Participate) is a group of young people in Sheffield on a mission to make life better for young people with mental health difficulties using a number of innovative approaches.


Latest Reports

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Young People and Self Harm: Perceptions and Understanding 

Right Here Brighton and Hove's in-depth research report on self harm. It examines the perceptions and understanding of young people with mental health conditions and the medical professionals who work with them.



  A report that details a workshop in which members of the Right Here partnerships joined mental health and youth work professionals, and policy makers to showcase the work of Right Here, build relationships and begin to explore a way forward for the transformative ideas that the programme has developed.

A Voice and A Choice

This report summarises a workshop between Right Here and mental health, policy and youth work professionals to showcase the Right Here project.




Mindfull Report

The report outlines the violence issues encountered in Newham and approaches how bullying on the lives of young people in the area.




A Brief Introduction to Right Here

The report outlines the latest findings from the independent evaluation of the initiative, carried out by The Tavistock Institute, and provides a flavour of the activities that are being delivered by Right Here’s four local projects.




Innovation Labs Project: Phase 1

Cernis have published a report outlining the methods and approaches adopted during phase 1 of the Innovation Labs Project to generate ideas around how technology can help young people look after their mental health.




Young people’s views and experiences of GP services in relation to emotional and mental health

The research was conducted to assess young people’s experiences of visiting their GP in order to identify responses they would like in relation to their mental and emotional health and what improvements are required to enable them to have a better experience.




An overview of the Right Here Brighton & Hove research project with GPs





Right Here resources

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Right Here Literature Review Summary

This literature review was undertaken to help inform the Right Here programme being developed by the Mental Health Foundation and Paul Hamlyn Foundation.


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Right Here Literature Review

This paper reviews the literature related to promoting young people’s mental health and early intervention in mental health problems. It begins by looking at how mental health and mental health problems are defined, the numbers of young people experiencing problems and the potential impacts of both poor mental health and mental health problems.



Range of research, information and briefings about young people’s mental health and well-being

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Young people with mental health problems: A toolkit

The Mental Health Foundation is supporting the dissemination of this toolkit produced by the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust. It is written for generalist practitioners who are not mental health specialists, working in universal services. 



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Listen Up! Report

Listen Up! makes the case for fundamental change in the basic service model for young people. It calls on commissioners to designate a lead agency and person to co-ordinate the commissioning of services for young people aged 16-25.

The report is primarily aimed at those who commission and fund services for children and young people, as well as those working within the voluntary and community sectors and statutory sector who are setting up or developing services for young people with mental health and emotional problems.



  Truth about Self Harm  

Truth about Self Harm

The booklet is for anyone who wants to understand self-harm among young people - why it happens, how to deal with it, and how to recover from what can be become a very destructive cycle.



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Truth Hurts

The final report of the National Inquiry into self-harm among young people. The Inquiry intends that the report should serve as a turning point in understanding self-harm and be a launch pad for changes in the prevention of, and responses to, self-harm among young people in the UK.


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Backing the Future: Why investing in children is good for us all

Backing the Future provides the economic and social case for transforming the way we invest in the future of society through our children. The report makes clear the need for a comprehensive investment programme in preventative services for children and young people that would both save spending on dealing with the impact of problems later, and deliver wider benefits to society.

This report can be purchased or downloaded from NEF’s website.

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A Generation Under Stress?

A report by Girlguiding UK and the Mental Health Foundation.

This report reveals a generation of girls and young women who are managing a complex spectrum of feelings and emotions everyday. It shows the importance of creating space, among supportive friends, for difficult issues to be explored and girls to be reassured that their feelings are ‘normal’ – and others feel as they do.

This report can be downloaded from the Mental Health Foundation's website.

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Child and Adolescent Mental Health Today

The mental health of children and young people is of increasing concern to us all. This handbook introduces the subject to the wide array of frontline workers in health, education and social services who have regular contact with children and young people, and need some knowledge of the mental health issues that affect them, and the services available.

Order this report from the Pavillion website.

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Heads Up: Mental Health of Children and Young People

Mental health problems don’t just affect adults. Over one million children and young people in the UK suffer from disorders that make it hard for them to cope with every day life: to learn, make friends or deal with stressful situations. Three out of four of these are not receiving adequate treatment and so are more likely to grow into adults with ongoing mental health problems.

NPC's report, Heads up, explores how charities are helping young people recover from mental health problems.

Download from NPC's website.

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A Good Childhood: Searching for Values in a Competitive Age

This inquiry report, by the Children's Society, A Good Childhood, says excessive individualism is causing a range of problems for children including: high family break-up, teenage unkindness, commercial pressures towards premature sexualisation, unprincipled advertising, too much competition in education and acceptance of income inequality.

The report says that although freedom and self-determination bring many blessings, the balance has tilted too far towards individualism in Britain.

Purchase from the Children's Society website.

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Young People in Governance Report

This report by nfgSynergy documents how much young people contribute to charities and not-for-profit organisations.

Download the report from the nfgSynergy website.

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The Role of Local Government in Promoting Wellbeing

Written by the New Economics Foundation, this report examines how local government can support a better life for its citizens to help build resilient communities, both now and in the long term.

This report is available to download from the Local Government Improvement and Development website.