09 Nov

YoungMinds Newsletter – November 2019

We’ve put your signatures in our politicians’ hands This morning, our amazing Activists – along with artist Alison Lapper and our Chief Executive Emma Thomas – have handed in our #ActEarly petition, which has received over 70,000 signatures, to all leading political parties in England. We want to make sure that whoever forms the next government makes…

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08 Oct

Join 55,000 people taking action for young people

Take action for young people today Young people are facing a crisis with their mental health, with not enough getting the support they need, when they first need it. That’s why we’re calling on the Government to #ActEarly by introducing a new strategy that makes early intervention a genuine priority. We urgently need you to…

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14 Sep

YoungMinds Newsletter – September 2019

Get your free #HelloYellow activities and resources to mark World Mental Health Day How will you be marking World Mental Health Day in just over a month’s time? Over 7000 schools, offices, community groups and individuals have signed up to take part in #HelloYellow on Thursday 10 October. Together, we want to show more young…

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14 Sep

Tell the Government to #ActEarly on Mental Health

More young people than ever are reaching out for help with their mental health, but not enough are getting the support they need. Investment in the NHS is crucial, but with growing demand, we need more than that. That’s why we’re calling for a cross-government strategy that will address the factors that can affect young people’s mental health…

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14 Sep

Authentically ADHD inaugural meeting – 2 October 2019

Authentically ADHD Parenting Programme and Support Group at the Corner House, Heaton Road. Newcastle NE6 5RP. Meet in the private function room at 6.30pm. Ends at 8pm. Authentically ADHD  will also be holding daytime group meetings; details will be available soon. To reserve your place on the ADHD Parenting Programme and Support group, starting on…

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05 Apr

Trauma Teddies Update

VODA’s SAINT Trauma Teddies drive has been a massive success. They received 56 teddies in total, which will be donated to organisations working with children and young people across the borough. Thanks to: The Woolies at Linskill Centre, AGE UK, Springfield Community Association, A Healthy Awareness at SomeOne Cares, and many many more individuals. A number of the Teddies…

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17 Mar

YoungMinds Wise Up Campaign

I’m George, and have been a YoungMinds activist for 2 years. At school I had a really hard time with my mental health, and I didn’t feel like there was enough time for anyone to see me as a person, rather than a number or a grade. But one teacher went out of her way…

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15 Mar

Trauma Teddies Update

VODA

Volunteers from VODA’s SAINT (Social Action in North Tyneside) project have received the first batch of Trauma Teddies, kindly knitted by the Linskill Woolies and AGE UK North Tyneside, for the Northumbria Police ‘Trauma Teddies’ scheme. Trauma Teddies involves police officers giving a teddy to young children they meet during their daily patrols or to children…

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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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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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