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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10 Dec

YoungMinds Newsletter – December 2020

Supporting you to support them This year has been extra stressful, especially if you’re a parent. With so much uncertainty, it’s entirely normal for your child to be finding things difficult, and for you to be unsure how best to look after their mental health and wellbeing, as well as your own. It’s not easy, but…

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29 Nov

Update from Time to Change – 19 November 2020

Time to Change

Today is the start of our latest Ask Twice campaign – aimed at getting more men to check in with their mates and show they care. New research shows that 45% of men say they feel more isolated than ever, despite technology providing opportunities to catch up with friends. And with lockdown restrictions set to…

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11 Nov

YoungMinds Newsletter – November 2020

Let’s put mental health first in the second lockdown As we enter another lockdown to help slow the spread of COVID-19, we know we will all have different feelings about it. You may feel frustrated, angry, sad, anxious, or even relieved. However you feel is valid. But if you’re struggling with your mental health at this…

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