19 Feb

YoungMinds Newsletter – February 2019

#TellOfsted to make wellbeing a priority On average, three children in every classroom have a diagnosable mental health problem, and many more go through times when they struggle to cope. It’s time for our education system to make wellbeing a priority. Ofsted is changing how it inspects schools and has launched a consultation asking for your…

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12 Jan

YoungMinds Newsletter – January 2019

Fighting for children and young people’s mental health in 2019 Thanks to your support last year, we achieved many milestones in our fight for children and young people’s mental health, including Seni’s Law and handing in our open letter to Ofsted. Earlier this week, the NHS published their Long Term Plan, outlining their plans and…

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12 Jan

Volunteer knitters wanted for new SAINT project

Volunteers from VODA’s SAINT (Social Action in North Tyneside) project are looking to involve individuals, knitting groups and any other interested community groups in a project that helps children to cope with traumatic experiences. Northumbria Police’s ‘Trauma Teddies’ scheme involves police officers giving a teddy to young children they meet during their daily patrols or…

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12 Jan

New mental health support in schools and colleges and faster access to NHS care

In 2017, the Government published its Green Paper for Transforming children and young people’s mental health, which detailed proposals for expanding access to mental health care for children and young people, building on the national NHS transformation programme which is already underway. Its proposals were focused on providing additional support through schools and colleges and…

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16 Dec

YoungMinds Newsletter – December 2018

  Helping children and young people to cope at Christmas For all the fun and festivities that Christmas and the winter holidays bring, the reality for many children and young people is that it’s a difficult time of year. The expectation for this to be a ‘happy’ season, with lots of socialising and time with…

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11 Jun

FREE – online parenting courses for the residents of North Tyneside

  I am delighted to announce that North Tyneside Council has purchased a multi-user licence for three FREE online courses for all our families and parents-to-be to help with understanding the best ways to care for their children. These courses are relevant to parents of all children, including those with special needs, autism, ADHD etc….

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27 Apr

These are the young minds we’re #FightingFor 🌟

These are the young minds we’re #FightingFor In the last 25 years, we’ve seen that people now talk about mental health more than ever before. However, help is still much too hard to find for young people when they need it. 81% of young people said there was not enough support available when they struggled…

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