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

YoungMinds Newsletter – March 2019

An emergency messenger service for a mental health crisis It can be hard to know where to get support if you, or a young person you know, is in a crisis with their mental health. That’s why our new YoungMinds Crisis Messenger service provides free 24/7 crisis support across the UK. If you are experiencing…

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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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27 Jan

Information Gathering – New Young People’s Mental Health Resource

Following the great success of our Mental Health Support Leaflet aimed at adults last year, we’re currently working with a number of great organisations and young people across the borough to pull together a similar resource by young people, for young people.  A crucial element is hearing from young people where they get their support…

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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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21 Dec

Kooth

Kooth is an online mental health counselling and wellbeing service for children and young people in North Tyneside. North Tyneside Council and North Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have commissioned XenZone’s Kooth service, giving local young people aged between 11 and 18 access to free online counselling. As well as offering timely access to therapy,…

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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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