Let’s come together for young people at a time when it’s needed most
We know that the last few months have been difficult for a lot of young people. When we surveyed 2,000 young people recently, 80% agreed that the coronavirus pandemic had made their mental health worse. So although it may be hard to feel positive right now, it’s more important than ever that we come together and look after our mental health. That’s why we want you to join us this World Mental Health Day to say #HelloYellow, raise vital funds for YoungMinds and show young people that they’re not alone with their mental health.
We want to see everyone wearing something yellow! Whether it’s your neon socks, custard scarf, or a full-on banana suit, let’s show young people they’re not alone with their mental health. Sign up now to receive your free fundraising kit, filled with lots of wellbeing resources. So whether it’s with your school, colleagues, family or groups in your community, join us for #HelloYellow on Friday 9 October. With your support, we can make this the biggest #HelloYellow yet and help even more young people and their families at a time when it’s needed most.
Nearly 13,000 people have signed our petition calling on the Government to do more to stop the long-term consequences of Covid-19 on young people’s mental health. We need you to sign and share so that they take action.
Supporting your child with gaming
We have created a new page with information and advice to help you and your family create a healthy culture around gaming, and to help you support your child if they’re struggling.
Gender, sexuality and mental health
We have worked with our Activists to develop new pages on gender and sexuality, how these things can affect our mental health, and what support is available.
On the blog this month…
- Coping with social anxiety as lockdown eases: It is completely normal to feel anxious about seeing friends again after so long in lockdown. Gigi, 25, shares her experience of this and how she is coping.
- What it’s like to call a mental health helpline: Reaching out for help can be really daunting, but it can also be incredibly valuable if you’re struggling with your mental health. Seren, 23, shares her experience of calling a mental health helpline.
- Why young people will need more mental health support after lockdown: Our bloggers explain why they believe young people will need more mental health support as we emerge from lockdown
If you’re worried about your child, visit
for advice and info on getting help.
Also this month…
- We have an exciting opportunity to join the newly formed Training & Service Design team at YoungMinds. Apply now to be our new Quality and Impact Manager. The role is part-time (28 hours) and applications close 10 August 2020.
- We’re also recruiting a Business Development Manager to work with the Training & Service Design team to develop products and package up our offer in ways that meet the needs of potential commissioners. Applications close 10 August 2020.
At YoungMinds, we’re leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges.