11 Jun

YoungMinds Newsletter – June 2021

Join our call for early support hubs Hundreds of thousands of young people are struggling with their mental health – and too often they can’t get support when they first need it. This is simply not good enough, but it doesn’t have to be this way. That’s why we’re calling for the Government to fund…

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21 May

“I’m fighting for unconditional acceptance.” – Jasmin’s blog

‘ Last week was Mental Health Awareness Week, and we heard from lots of you about how and why you’re fighting for better mental health. One of these people was Jasmin, who wrote about the impact of gender, race, and religion on their mental health. “My internal monologue is trying to oppress my true self, and…

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17 May

YoungMinds Newsletter – May 2021

Supporting a young person with gaming and mental health Young people tell us that for them, gaming can be so much more than just a game. It helps them relax, connect with their friends and feel part of a community. That’s why we’re delighted to announce that we’ve partnered with Celebrity Esports to launch More…

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04 Apr

YoungMinds Newsletter – April 2021

Advice for looking after yourself as lockdown restrictions ease With lockdown restrictions easing, schools back open, and more and more people receiving their vaccine, there is a lot to be optimistic about. But many of us will have mixed feelings about things changing, and that is only natural. We may be anxious about our routine…

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09 Mar

YoungMinds Newsletter – March 2021

Advice for supporting a friend with their mental health   When a friend confides in us, or tells us they’re struggling with their mental health, it can be really hard to know how to respond. We may feel pressure to be their main source of support, or feel as though we have to help even…

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05 Feb

YoungMinds Newsletter – February 2021

Supporting a young person through these anxious times  Anxiety: we’re all feeling it right now to some extent. For young people, we know it’s a particularly anxious time, but there are lots of things you can do to support them. For example, creating a clear routine in the mornings with more flexibility in the afternoons…

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01 Feb

Whatever you’re feeling, you’re not alone

Content warning: This email contains content some supporters may find upsetting. Since the pandemic began, we have all been dealing with lots of difficult emotions. These include loneliness, grief, frustration, maybe even relief. Almost a year on, the feeling we perhaps hear about the most is anxiety. Many of you have contacted us to express…

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01 Feb

No facial expressions, no empathy, no nothing

My name is Amy, and I’m a Community Activist with Mind. Since the start of the pandemic, the NHS has been giving a lot more of its support by telephone or online, rather than face-to-face. This was put in place to help stop the spread of coronavirus. While some people have really benefited from these…

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22 Jan

Update from Time to Change – 15 January 2021

Time to Change

As we enter a new year and a new lockdown, now’s a great time to check in with the people around you. We know that these changes can be difficult for those us with mental health problems.  We’re sharing Angela’s blog from the first lockdown, as it’s a great reminder of the power of everyday conversations…

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21 Jan

YoungMinds Newsletter – January 2021

Our movement for young people’s mental health We know 2020 was an incredibly difficult year for many, and as we’ve entered another national lockdown, it is clear that there will be more challenges to face in 2021. With young people’s mental health in crisis before the pandemic even hit, we know that our mission is…

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