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Examples are real-life case studies of Patterns in action from services and products that address mental health needs.

Barnado's

Write case notes to young people

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

A youth wellbeing directory

Mind

Signposting to other services when your lines are closed

Mind

Giving a side-by-side approach to share with others

Ditch the Label

Hosting forums for free confidential advice from community

Anxiety UK

Being transparent about your membership system

ChildLine

Messaging and getting support from other young people

Togetherall

Making sure that your service is the first thing users see

ChildLine

Focusing your homepage on your organisation’s purpose

ChildLine

Showing how your opening hours are affected by Coronavirus

Breathing Space

Using a banner to demonstrate opening hours

YoungMinds

Signposting how to get in touch when in crisis

ChildLine

Signposting several options for getting in touch

The Children's Society

Create a team around the worker

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

Clearly explain to users what confidentiality is

The Samaritans

Providing different ways to communicate

DocReady

Helping users manage own expectations before seeking help

Kooth

Provide guidance on how to remain anonymous

The Samaritans

Be specific about what information the service will collect

YoungMinds

Give control over what is displayed

YoungMinds

Using quizzes and polls to self-reflect and guide content

YoungMinds

Provide routes to anonymity

Barnado's

Reassure users about confidentiality

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

Providing quick ways to get help and to exit

Kooth

Setting expectations about hearing back

YoungMinds

Providing information about a range of supports

NHS

Making a lightweight website

Expert Self Care

Making information available offline

SilverCloud

Setting and tracking goals

Cochrane Common Mental Disorders

Illustrating mental health topics responsibly

The Children's Society

Choosing positive images

The National Domestic Abuse Helpline

Providing a quick exit button

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

Publishing a collection of self-care strategies

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