Nip in the Bud Child Mental Health Charity turns 3!

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Nip in the Bud Child Mental Health Charity is celebrating!

This week, on 27 November, is the third anniversary of the launch of Nip in the Bud, Learning about Children’s Mental Health through Film.


We’d like to give you a summary of our exciting progress to date:

Our 37 short films and many accompanying fact sheets are freely accessible online.

They cover seven mental health conditions so far.

  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Conduct Disorder/Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Depression
  • OCD
  • PTSD

The content is provided by key specialists at the South London and Maudsley Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital, as well as other mental health professionals.


Our recent work: empowering teachers to talk about mental health

During the Covid 19 pandemic we realised that we needed to address the stress among children and their families. Furthermore, we realised that primary school teachers needed some tools to help them deal with children’s emotional wellbeing. Teachers are often the first people to spot the signs of mental health conditions in children. They’re able to observe, first-hand, any changes in mood and behaviour within their pupils.

We created an Information for Teachers page and over the last few months we produced 10 short films with practical tips for teachers. These films are equally helpful for parents, grandparents and others caring for children.  


What’s next?

Future topics will include Self-Harm, Eating Disorders, Adoption & Fostering and Dyslexia.

Our goal is to end the stigma about mental health by raising awareness and understanding about common conditions. Many mental health conditions begin in childhood but are not diagnosed until much later in life. We believe that with early intervention, things can be very different.


Please spread the word

You can do this by sharing our blogs, fact sheets and short films with your contacts, friends, schools, social workers, NHS workers and through Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

As a Charity, we depend on donations to continue creating our free resources for parents, teachers and carers. If you would like to make a small donation, you can do so on our Donations page.

With thanks and best wishes,

Kitty Nabarro

Co-founder and Trustee