09 Feb

YoungMinds Newsletter – February 2020

We need awareness – but we also need action

This week is Children’s Mental Health Week. Although it is one of many such awareness weeks, the reality is that it’s still very much needed. Every day we hear from young people who have not reached out for support out of fear of being judged, misunderstood or not taken seriously. That has to change. But we also need action to ensure that the help is there for young people when they do reach out. With growing demand on mental health services, it’s clear that we need a new approach.

That’s why we’re calling for early intervention to be made a priority. We want to see a cross-government strategy introduced to address the factors that make young people’s mental health worse. We want to thank everyone who signed our Act Early petition, but there’s more you can do. In March, YoungMinds Activists will be hosting an event in Parliament and we need you to make sure your MP is there. We’ll be in touch soon with details on how you can do this.

Read the latest update on our Act Early campaign


 

Grab a bargain in our sale

Make the most of the last few days of our shop sale for Children’s Mental Health Week! Enjoy 10% off our products and show you’re fighting for children and young people’s mental health. Sale ends Sunday.

> Shop now


 

Take part in a Rough Runner for #TeamYM

Have you ever watched TV game shows like Gladiators, Total Wipeout or Ninja Warrior and fancied a go yourself? Now’s your chance with the epic Rough Runner obstacle course! Apply for a charity place with #TeamYM now.

> Apply for your place now


 

Sign up to receive our school resources

Get great resources like our fun new confidence-building star qualities activity straight to your inbox by signing up to our 360° Schools’ Community.

> Sign up now


 

Complete our GP survey

Are you a GP in the UK? If so, we need your help! Complete our survey to help us understand how early intervention can be improved. The survey should take five minutes.

> Complete the survey


 

On the blog this month…

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If you’re worried about your child, visit

youngminds.org.uk/parents

for advice and info on getting help.


 

Also this month… 

  • Are you an experienced fundraiser with a passion for young people’s mental health? We want to hear from you! Apply now to be our new Senior Corporate Fundraising Officer. Applications close on 17 February.
  • Book a place on our Early Years Mental Health Training in London on Thursday 27 February 2020 to learn how to promote positive mental health in early years and give children the best start in life.
  • We are running our Adolescent Mental Health Training course in Birmingham on Friday 28 February 2020. Book now to get a better understanding of young people’s mental health and how you can support them through their teen years.

At YoungMinds, we’re leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges.

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