21 Jan

YoungMinds Newsletter – January 2021

Our movement for young people’s mental health

We know 2020 was an incredibly difficult year for many, and as we’ve entered another national lockdown, it is clear that there will be more challenges to face in 2021. With young people’s mental health in crisis before the pandemic even hit, we know that our mission is more important than ever.

We want to see a world where no young person feels alone with their mental health. This is what our new strategy for the next three years is all about: ensuring that young people get the support they need, when they need it, no matter what. And we can’t do it without you – thank you for your ongoing support.

Discover our new strategy


Reflecting on 2020

Our Chief Executive, Emma Thomas, shares her reflections on 2020, how YoungMinds has adapted and what’s next in 2021.

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Our body image tips

Body image is how we think and feel about ourselves physically. Sometimes, we worry about how we look or what our friends think about our body. If you’re struggling with body image, here’s some advice that can help you.

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Supporting your child with suicidal thoughts

It can be really scary learning that your child is experiencing suicidal thoughts, but you are not alone. We have a new resource with lots of information and advice that can help you and your child to get through it together.

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Sign up for one of our online workshops

Want to understand young people’s mental health and how to best support them? Sign up now to our online Introduction to Children and Young People’s Mental Health workshop on Tuesday 26 January.

There are still spaces going in our Building Resilience online workshop on Thursday 4 February. Sign up now to learn the importance of resilience and how to help build it in the children and young people you work with.

> See more upcoming courses


Share your thoughts on our guides for parents 

Could you help us improve our resources and guides for parents by sharing your views? If you have experience of supporting your child or a young person with bullying, anger or depression, sign up here to provide feedback on our advice. We’ll then follow up with more information. It will take around an hour to provide feedback. 

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New on the blog this month


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At YoungMinds, we’re leading the movement to make sure every young person gets the mental health support they need, when they need it, no matter what.

Thank you for your ongoing support – Team YM 💛

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