Our New #ListenToAnger Campaign
Anger is an emotion we all experience. It’s okay and perfectly normal to feel angry. But sometimes, anger can start to become a problem; you might find yourself getting angry a lot but not really know why, or express your anger through destructive behaviour. Anger can often be a sign that there are things going in our life we need help with.
That’s why, along with our Activists and Facebook, we’ve launched a new social media campaign with videos, blogs and tips about how to #ListenToAnger It’s important we don’t ignore our anger, but take the time to reflect on why we might be angry, because looking for the cause of our anger is the best way to start making sense of it.
How you can #ListenToAnger
- Check out our tips, videos and blogs by young people on how to manage and make sense of your anger.
- See our Guide for Parents: Responding to Anger for advice if you’re finding it difficult to deal with your child’s angry behaviour
- If you work in a school, or with children and young people, book onto our Anger and Mental Health Training
- Follow us on Instagram to see more of our #ListenToAnger campaign
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Thank you for taking part in #TellOfsted!
An incredible 5,500 of you shared your views with Ofsted about what makes a school outstanding. Their consultation is now closed, and for the next couple of months Ofsted will be reading your responses. Thank you for campaigning with us to make wellbeing in schools a priority!
> More About The Campaign
Support for Revision & Exams
Revising for exams, or supporting someone who is? Have a look at our tips for staying well during this time, as well as our resources for school staff and parents on how best to support someone during exam season.
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New on the blog this month…
- How Dealing With My Anger Helped My Recovery From Depression: Honor shares her story of how dealing with anger from the past helped her move forward in her recovery from depression.
- What To Do If You’re Struggling To Sleep: Good sleep is important for our mental health, but what can you do if your mental illness is preventing you from getting enough? Laura shares her tips, advice and bedtime routine.
- How Chronic Pain Affected My Mental Health: Living daily with chronic pain can be exhausting and have an impact on your mental health. Becky describes what it was like for her, and the things that aided her recovery.
If you’re worried about your child visit
for advice and info on getting help.
Also this month…
- Do you want to play a leading role in promoting young people’s mental health in the media and through public campaigns? Apply to be our Senior Media and Campaigns Officer by April Monday 22 April.
- We currently have spaces available for two of our training courses in Birmingham: Early Years Mental Health on 3 May, and Adolescent Mental Health on 7 June.
- If you want to understand how to better support autistic children and young people that you work with, book onto our Autism and Mental Health Training on 22 May, London.
- Working in a school? Check out Mentally Healthy Schools, a fantastic website full of resources for primary school teachers.
At YoungMinds, we’re leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges.