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 first additions to the Library are a set of guides: one on having conversations about mental health and resilience with young people and the other on engaging parents/carers in similar discussions.

The guides 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. Your dedicated support has enabled the delivery of this essential programme, building young people’s mental health resilience across the UK and now empowering colleagues to support young people, parents, and carers closer to home.

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.