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27th October 2000 at 01:00
Young Minds, the children's mental health charity, has published two booklets entitled 'Mental Illness in Your Family'and 'Sexually Abused?' The first is for 11 to 16-year-olds who have a family member experiencing mental health problems. It explains the different kinds and causes of mental illness and the impact on other family members and gives details of helping organisations. The second booklet encourages children to seek, and believe in, treatment for the difficulties they have experienced. A leaflet for parents, 'Do you know someone who has been sexually abused?', explains how to get help for their child. Individual copies free with an SAE to Young Minds, 102-108 Clerkenwell Road, London EC1M 5SA or on website:

Building Expectations, a teachers' pack for Years 9-11 comprising video, worksheets and guidance notes, encourages pupils to think about any additional obstacles that might be encountered by people with learning disabilities and to consider how they and others can provide them with support. Produced by The Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities, part of the Mental Health Foundation, the text is available free on The video costs pound;10 from FPLD, 20-21 Cornwall Terrace, London NW1 4QL, tel: 020 7535 7441.

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