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.
Reflecting on 2020
Our Chief Executive, Emma Thomas, shares her reflections on 2020, how YoungMinds has adapted and what’s next in 2021.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New on the blog this month
- Small habits that can benefit your mental health: We asked our bloggers what small habits they have that help them look after their mental health. Here’s what they said.
- Natasha Devon’s tips for her teenage self: Writer and mental health campaigner Natasha Devon shares five tips she would give her teenage self.
- The Beyond Tomorrow Campaign: what have we achieved and what’s next? Our Director of Communications and Campaigns, Tom Madders, reflects on how our campaigning has made a difference in 2020
Our latest tips and advice on Instagram. Follow us @YoungMindsUK
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 💛