16 Oct

Open letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer

It’s a crucial time for young people’s mental health. Last week, four young activists, supported by our friends at YoungMinds, handed in a letter to Chancellor Rishi Sunak. Along with 5,000 young people who signed the letter, they are asking the UK Government to fund early support hubs across England, so young people have somewhere to turn before they…

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04 Oct

Mind Mail: Money and Mental Health

Money is a tough subject Talking or speaking about money problems can be difficult and uncomfortable, and it can cause many of us to feel embarrassed or ashamed. `This shouldn’t be the case. Having money problems isn’t something to be ashamed about. So many of us deal with them. This has only been heightened in…

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25 Jul

Mind Mail: What has the impact of coronavirus been on mental health?

“I worry that many people will be traumatised and fall through the cracks.” Adult survey participant Following the survey we ran earlier in the year, we heard from almost 12,000 people about the ongoing impact of the pandemic on their mental health. Thank you so much to those of you who filled in the survey…

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23 Jul

Zoe, Mind Campaigner: Young People Demand Change

Hi School days – the best days of our lives. So why are kids in classrooms across the country having their school days ruined due to negative treatment of students with mental health problems? That was my experience and unfortunately I was not an exception to the rule. My school did not have the training to…

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06 Jul

Mind Mail: Easing out of lockdown with social anxiety

The last year has been strange and unsettling, and we know that the changing milestones regarding restrictions have been difficult and frustrating for many of us to navigate. However, easing restrictions may come with new challenges and lead to conflicting feelings. We’ve heard from many of you that while you feel relieved to see things…

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11 Jun

Early support for young people: Fund the Hubs

The pandemic has sped up a crisis in young people’s mental health that was already growing fast. 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. The earlier a young person gets support for their mental health, the more…

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24 May

How do you feel about lockdown easing?

Lockdown has been so tough for so many, and lots of us will be feeling relieved that restrictions are gradually being lifted. From seeing friends and family to being able to go out, you may feel that there is much to look forward to. However, we also know that many are feeling anxious, reluctant, or…

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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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