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 you’re doing the best you can and you deserve credit.
But whatever you and your child are dealing with, you are not alone. We’re here for you and we have lots of advice and practical tips that can really help. Use our new Supporting Parents Helpfinder to find the support that is right for you and your child, whatever they’ve been going through during the pandemic.
Christmas shopping? We’ve got you covered
Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for secret Santa, a little stocking-filler, or some Christmas cards to show a loved one you’re thinking about them, our shop has what you need. So this Christmas, get the perfect present and help support the fight for young people’s mental health in the process.
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Tell the Government to look #BeyondTomorrow
We’ll be handing in our #BeyondTomorrow petition this month, calling on the Government to limit the long-term impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on young people’s mental health. Over 17,000 people have signed so far. Will you add your name?
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Our message to the Government on the need for early intervention
Together with The Children’s Society and Youth Access we held an online event to tell the Government and MPs about the need to improve early mental health support for young people. Find out what we, along with our Activist Ben, told them.
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On the blog this month…
- Dealing with hopelessness in the COVID-19 pandemic: Four of our bloggers share how they’re coping with feelings of hopelessness during the coronavirus pandemic.
- How to stand up against bullying: Elsa, 18, shares how bullying can leave young people feeling isolated, and gives her tips for standing up against bullying.
- What I wish people knew about borderline personality disorder: Laura, 21, shares her experience of borderline personality disorder (BPD) and the things she wishes people knew about this often misunderstood condition.
Also this month…
- There are still spaces going in our Trauma and Adversity online workshop on 9 December. Sign up now and learn about the impact of adverse life experiences on children’s wellbeing and how to use trauma-informed approaches to support their mental health.
- Want to understand young people’s mental health and support them through their teenage years? Sign up now to our online Introduction to Adolescent Mental Health workshop on 16 December.
At YoungMinds, we’re leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges.