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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19 Mar

Mental health resources for children, students, parents, carers and school/college staff

The Department of Education has put together a list of useful links and sources of support so that children and young people, parents, carers, and school and college staff can get the advice and help they need.

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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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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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06 Dec

Boloh – New helpline and web chat service from Barnardo’s

Barnardo’s has launched a new free telephone helpline and web chat facility for children, young people and families from black asian and minority ethnic communities who are suffering the long lasting and wide ranging impact of COVID-19. It is called Boloh which means speak. Barnardo’s specialist advisors who speak English, Urdu or Hindi, aim to provide ongoing support…

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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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13 Oct

YoungMinds Newsletter – October 2020

Let’s find something to be hopeful about this #HelloYellow We all need hope. It’s what keeps us going when times are tough. But with everything going on this year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, it may feel harder than usual to find things to be hopeful about. But as our Activist Samantha says,…

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