MindEd is a free learning resource about the mental health of children, young people and older adults.

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MindEd for Families – children and teens

Are you a parent or carer who is concerned about the mental health of your child or teenager? Do you just want some hints and tips on parenting? MindEd for Families has advice and information from trusted experts and will help you to understand what problems occur, what you can do to best support your family, and how to take care of yourself. MindEd for Families is written by a team of specialists and parents, working together.


For Older People

Are you concerned about the mental health of an older family member, parent or grandparent? Or are you concerned about your own mental health as you get older? MindEd for Families has advice and information from trusted experts and will help you to understand what problems occur, what you can do to take care of yourself, and your family. MindEd for Families is written by a team of specialists and older people, working together.

“In order to build confidence and tackle mental health problems head on, we all need reliable advice and guidance. Using these online resources, we can all work together to support healthy minds, both young and old.”

Dr Raphael Kelvin, Consultant in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and MindEd National Clinical Lead

MindEd for Professionals & Volunteers

This e-learning is for you if you volunteer, work or are studying to work with infants, children or teenagers. MindEd has a huge range of free e-learning applicable across the health, social care, education, criminal justice and community settings. It is aimed at anyone from beginner through to specialist.

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The best way to use MindEd e-learning is by creating a learning account. If you are already a registered MindEd user, or you want to sign up for a free account you can do so here.

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MindEd for Families is intended for parents, carers and other family members who want advice and help in supporting the mental health of their own family. That might be the younger generation, children and teens, or older family members. It has trusted reliable advice about mental health of teens and children as well advice about the mental health of older people. It is all written by experts alongside parents, teenagers and older adults with experience of these problems in their own lives.


The topics in MindEd for Families are short, easy to understand and provide links that help you explore the things that are relevant to your situation. Mental health is important in early life, childhood, the teenage years, but equally so in old age. These topics aim to help support healthy minds for all of us.


MindEd e-learning covers all aspects of the mental health of teenagers and children. The e-learning is suitable for all adults working with, or caring for, infants, children or teenagers. It is cross-professional, and can be used, for example, by teachers, health professionals, police and judiciary staff, social workers, youth service volunteers, and school counsellors to support their professional development.


All the information provided is quality assured by experts, useful, and easy to understand. We aim to give adults who care for, or work with, young people:


  • the knowledge to support their wellbeing
  • the understanding to identify a person at risk of a mental health condition
  • the confidence to act on their concern and, if needed, signpost to services that can help


There are also specific resources to support CAMHS and CYP IAPT learners and those on counselling courses. There are over 20 different learning paths tailored to the needs of different professions, organisations or local groups.


Please note that the advice provided on MindEd is written and quality assured by experts in mental health and is as accurate and comprehensive as possible. It is however only general advice and should not be used as a substitute for any individual advice you might receive from consulting your own doctor/mental health professional. Please use your own judgement when deciding how best to apply our information to any specific situation or proposed treatment. This applies to any clinical professionals, who should use their own clinical judgement when interpreting the information on MindEd and deciding how to best apply it in the treatment of patients.


Throughout MindEd we make use of many different images and videos. In all cases, except where specifically noted, these images and videos use actors and are not intended to represent any specific person.

MindEd is created by the following organisations and is funded by the Department of Health and Department for Education

e-LfH is a Health Education England Programme in partnership with the NHS and Professional Bodies