Bloom Resource Library

The Bloom Resources Library contains tools and resources to help you confidently engage in conversations about mental health, emotional wellbeing and resilience. New information and guidance will be added to the library in the coming months, so watch this space.

About the library

The resources in this library have been developed using content from Bloom, Mental Health UK’s young people’s resilience programme.

It’s thanks to the fundraising efforts of colleagues across Lloyds Banking Group that has allowed us to develop Bloom. Their dedicated support has enabled the delivery of this essential programme, building young people’s mental health resilience across the UK and now empowering young people, parents, and carers closer to home.

Please download and share the resources here with other parents as well as the young people in your life.

New resources

Videos to share with young people

Watch our series of animated videos based on the mental health resilience workshops from Bloom. Each video focuses on a topic that young people have highlighted as important to them and supports building their resilience through suggested tools and techniques.

Supporting young people during lockdown

We've been speaking to young people, parents and carers about the challenges they are currently facing. We've created some helpful resources based on Blooms resilience building tools which you can share with young people during this time.

Where does the time go?

The more ‘free time’ we have, the harder it can be to find a balance between productivity, leisure time and rest. Using tools from the Bloom workshop on juggling time, we bust some of the myths and provide some tips on how best to utilise your time during quarantine.

Supporting yourself and those around you

Whilst there is understandably a lot of focus on physical health at the moment due to COVID-19, you also have a lot to offer in terms of supporting the mental health of your parents, siblings and friends.

Dealing with uncertainty

Disappointment is natural, but do you feel completely overwhelmed or ‘out of control’ when plans change unexpectedly? Being clear on what is inside and outside our control can help uncover resilience allowing us to adapt, rebuild, recover and recognise that we can also change and develop over time.

Building deeper relationships

This might be the most time that you’ve spent with the people inside your home for a while. We know that living in this new way can sometimes feel pressured and it’s easy to get angry with each other and disagree., This time can also be an opportunity to work on our relationships with those we live with.

Delivering Bloom online during the coronavirus outbreak

Abbie Longley, Head of Year 12 at Oldham Hulme Grammar School shares her experiences and tips delivering Bloom online during the coronavirus outbreak.

Having discussions with young people about mental health

Wanting to have a conversation with a young person about mental health, but just don’t feel confident enough to do so?

This guide will support you when talking to a young person about mental health and the important role resilience has to play.

Download discussion guide

Having discussions with other parents and carers about young peoples mental health

Using this guide, presentation and open letter will allow you to discuss your own knowledge and experience with others, and share what works for you. This can be done online and in person.

Guide for having discussions with other parents and carers

For someone with caring responsibilities for a young person, the idea of having a discussion about emotional wellbeing can be difficult. But don’t be alarmed, this guide will help.

Presentation for having discussions with other parents and carers

Use this presentation to support the discussion guide when talking with other parents and carers.

An open letter from a parent

This letter is from a parent detailing their experience in dealing with a difficult time their child went through. It highlights the importance of having conversations and explains what to do if you are concerned about a young person in your life.

Getting schools and colleges involved

Due to recent government advice school closures surrounding Covid-19, we are temporarily putting our delivery of Bloom on hold for the coming weeks. We would love to hear from schools who are keen to take part in Bloom from the new academic year starting September 2020.

Bloom leaflet

Do you know of a school or college who may be interested or benefit from Bloom? This leaflet provides basic information about the programme and how to get in touch.

Bloom charter

If a school or college wants more information on Bloom, please share the charter. This will provide the school with all the details they need for getting started, including the process and quality standards.