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Children and Young People (CYP) resources


Combat thinking with the power of experiments - a guide for young people

This practical guide by Dr Rob Kidney explains the link between intrusive thoughts and behaviour, and introduces techniques to break this cycle with behavioural experiments. 

"Have you ever had thoughts that worry you, scare or frighten you? Have you ever had thoughts that make you feel like you can’t do something, or that something bad might happen? Have you ever had thoughts that stop you from doing the good things that you want to do in your life? 

If the answer is YES, then our research tells us you are officially a normal human being."

» Download the Behavioural Experiments booklet

L‌ow intensity CBT parenting intervention workbook

Parenting programmes delivered in a structured manner over several weeks are the most widely-researched psychological intervention in child and adolescent mental health. They are the single most effective intervention for the treatment of conduct problems in children.

The programme is designed to promote positive relationships, attachment and pro-social behaviour through sensitive responding.

» Download low-intensity CBT parenting intervention workbook (PDF)

South West CYP IAPT Community of Practice

The South West CYP IAPT website is home to a range of resources you can use to find out more about a wide array of areas relating to CYP IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies for Children and Young People. These include websites, documents, recorded webinars, useful links, and articles on the South West CYP IAPT blog.

Webinars and talks

Mental health support

Hollie Gay, Catherine Gallop and Jonathan Parker presented a webinar to education staff across the south west on Mental Health Support: Policy, Practice and Impact. Watch the webinar here.

South West CYP IAPT Community of Practice webinars

Watch a range of webinars and recorded talks on the Community of Practice website.