Building on the success of the core Crisis Tools launched in August 2021, HEE has worked with Healthy Teen Minds in partnership with 42nd Street, working with young people with lived experience, to launch an extension of Crisis Tools – Guides Supporting Young Black Men.
The 4 Crisis Tools Guides Supporting Young Black Men are:
When engaging with young people to develop the core Crisis Tools, we identified that staff need greater awareness of how best to support young Black men accessing mental health services. These Crisis Tools provide guidance on how to best support young Black men and will help you to listen to and understand their perspectives.
Each of the 4 guides take approximately 15 minutes to complete, focuses on sharing young people’s experiences of barriers and discrimination and what can be most helpful in offering support during a mental health crisis.
Please can you share these online guides far and wide with your networks? We have attached a toolkit to help you share this across your communication channels.
A webinar led by Health Teen Minds will launch these new Crisis Tools on Thursday 8 September, 13:00-14:00. To register, visit the young Black men Crisis Tools event page.
Further Crisis Tools being developed with Healthy Teen Minds, include guides for professionals supporting young people in a mental health crisis who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, or Questioning and other relating identities (LGBTQ+). We expect to launch these guides in Spring 2023.
To view the pack for more information, open the Powerpoint below: