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What we need you to know
In this ‘what we need you to know’ guide, we’ll work to build your understanding of the challenges young people face when trying to access help, techniques to set up a positive interaction as well as advice directly from young people on what they look for in someone supporting them.
This guide was created by young people who have experience accessing support in a mental health crisis.Start Guide
What you will learn
By the end of this guide you will have:
- An increased understanding of the key challenges we face when accessing support
- An increased awareness of why we may be reluctant to reach out for help
- Insight into what matters most to us when we are in crisis
- Practical steps to set up a safe and non-judgemental space
Sections in this guide:
Barriers and discriminationIn this section, we’ll work to build your understanding of the challenges we face when trying to access help.
Creating a safe spaceWe will discuss practical techniques to make us feel safer when in crisis.
Individualised treatmentWe explain the importance of being treated as individuals, rather than a set of problems to be solved.
What we are looking forIn this section we talk about the 4 most important traits that we look for in someone supporting us.
ConclusionA summary of what we have covered in this guide.