Mental health with children and young people – I work for local authorities / I am a commissioner

Mental health and behaviour in schools: Departmental advice for school staff. Free government guidance for schools on mental health and behaviour, produced by the Department for Education.

Department for Education – Parenting commissioning toolkit. A range of online and face-to-face parenting programmes for different age groups. Some courses are offered free while others have a cost – contact individual providers directly for up-to-date pricing.

Faculty for Public Health – a good start. Free online information summarising key evidence on mental health and childhood.

Centre for Mental Health – parenting. Summary of the evidence for parenting programmes and how to implement these.

NICE guidance on social and emotional wellbeing of children and young people. Summary of national clinical guidelines on promoting the mental health of children and young people.

NICE early years social and emotional wellbeing guidance. National clinical guidelines for promoting social and emotional wellbeing in the early years. For commissioners and service providers as well as professionals working with children under the age of five.

NICE guidelines for social and emotional wellbeing in primary schools. National clinical guidelines for promoting the social and emotional wellbeing of children in primary education.

NICE guidelines for social and emotional wellbeing in secondary schools. National clinical guidance for promoting the social and emotional wellbeing of children and adolescents in secondary education.

NICE domestic violence guidance. National clinical guidelines for responding to domestic violence and abuse. For health and social care commissioners as well as professionals working directly with people affected by these issues.

LGA safeguarding children briefing. Briefing for police and crime commissioners on safeguarding children.

Investing in children’s mental health. Report summarising evidence for the costs and benefits of providing interventions to prevent or treat common childhood mental health problems.

JCP guide for commissioning CAMHS. Clear and user-friendly guidance for commissioning child and adolescent mental health services.

Triple P parenting. Evidence-based parenting intervention – information for commissioners and for parents.