17 Dec

‘Help Yourself’ young people’s guide

The ‘Help Yourself’ leaflet has been designed by young people for young people. It includes a range of support suggestions for young people regarding their mental health and wellbeing. Young people from Phoenix Detached Youth Project and North Tyneside Council’s Participation Team worked in partnership on the project. Launchpad North Tyneside supported them with this…

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09 Nov

YoungMinds Newsletter – November 2019

We’ve put your signatures in our politicians’ hands This morning, our amazing Activists – along with artist Alison Lapper and our Chief Executive Emma Thomas – have handed in our #ActEarly petition, which has received over 70,000 signatures, to all leading political parties in England. We want to make sure that whoever forms the next government makes…

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08 Oct

Join 55,000 people taking action for young people

Take action for young people today Young people are facing a crisis with their mental health, with not enough getting the support they need, when they first need it. That’s why we’re calling on the Government to #ActEarly by introducing a new strategy that makes early intervention a genuine priority. We urgently need you to…

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14 Sep

Tell the Government to #ActEarly on Mental Health

More young people than ever are reaching out for help with their mental health, but not enough are getting the support they need. Investment in the NHS is crucial, but with growing demand, we need more than that. That’s why we’re calling for a cross-government strategy that will address the factors that can affect young people’s mental health…

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20 Jun

Northumbria Coalition Against Crime – Volunteer Mentors Wanted

Hi Can you spare a few hours per week to support a young person at risk of offending or re-offending? Download the flyer here. Thanks Kind regards, Heather Armstrong 🙂 Head of Youth & Community NCAC, Whickham Police Station, Front Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE16 4HE Mobile: 07876243606 Email: heather@thecoalition.org.uk

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17 Mar

YoungMinds Wise Up Campaign

I’m George, and have been a YoungMinds activist for 2 years. At school I had a really hard time with my mental health, and I didn’t feel like there was enough time for anyone to see me as a person, rather than a number or a grade. But one teacher went out of her way…

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12 Jan

New mental health support in schools and colleges and faster access to NHS care

In 2017, the Government published its Green Paper for Transforming children and young people’s mental health, which detailed proposals for expanding access to mental health care for children and young people, building on the national NHS transformation programme which is already underway. Its proposals were focused on providing additional support through schools and colleges and…

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21 Dec


Kooth is an online mental health counselling and wellbeing service for children and young people in North Tyneside. North Tyneside Council and North Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have commissioned XenZone’s Kooth service, giving local young people aged between 11 and 18 access to free online counselling. As well as offering timely access to therapy,…

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