In these uncertain times, we’re still here for you
If you’re worried about the impact of coronavirus on your mental health, or the mental health of a child or young person in your life, you are not alone. The COVID-19 pandemic is a new and uncertain time for all of us and will affect our mental health in different ways. While most of the attention has understandably been on physical health, it is more important than ever that we make sure to look after our mental health and the mental health of our loved ones. That’s why we have been working – and will continue to work – to support young people and their parents and carers during these difficult times.
If you’re a young person struggling with your mental health at this difficult time, there is support out there for you. Take a look at our new page on coronavirus and mental health, which we’re continuing to review and update in line with the latest government advice. If you’re a parent or carer, please be extra gentle with yourself. So much has changed and you’re doing the best you can – you’ve got this. If you do need support, have a look at our new page on supporting your child during the coronavirus pandemic. This is a difficult time for all of us, but together we will get through it.
COVID-19 and young people’s mental health: our report
Read our report looking at the impact of coronavirus on the mental health of young people and find out what we’re asking of the Government.
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School staff wellbeing tips
This is a difficult time for teachers and other school staff, as well as the students themselves. That’s why we’ve created this resource with ten tips for looking after your wellbeing.
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Self-isolation activities and conversation starters
Our Parents Helpline team share their tips for activities you can do with your child in self-isolation and how you can use this time to start a conversation with them about their mental health.
Our Parents Helpline is open
If you need some support looking after your child’s mental health, you can call us at 0808 802 5544 between 9:30am and 4pm every week day. You can also email us out of hours and we will get back to you.
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On the blog this month…
- Looking after your mental health while self-isolating: If you are self-isolating or social distancing because of coronavirus (COVID-19), it is important to look after your mental health. Here are some tips that may help.
- Tips for coping with OCD during the coronavirus pandemic: The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is a difficult time for a lot of people, but for those with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) it may be particularly challenging. Charlie, 21, shares their tips on coping.
- Coping with an eating disorder during the coronavirus pandemic: For people with eating problems, the coronavirus pandemic poses some unique challenges. Author and mental health campaigner Hope Virgo shares her advice for coping at this difficult time.
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At YoungMinds, we’re leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges.