Supporting young people as we transition out of lockdown
As lockdown restrictions are slowly lifted, it is only natural for there to be some anxiety about what comes next. But whether you are a young person, a parent or carer, or a teacher or professional, you are not alone. We are here for you. If you’re feeling anxious about going back to school, work, or seeing your friends again, our coronavirus and mental health page has blogs from other young people who are feeling the same, as well as tips on how to cope.
For parents and carers, our Parents Helpline experts share their advice for coping with the changes at the moment, including tips on how to support your child returning to school. We also have lesson plans and wellbeing activities for teachers, including a welcome back guide for your pupils, and resources to help them recognise how they feel during the transition back to the classroom. This is a difficult time, but together we will get through it.
We want to hear from you
How has coronavirus impacted your mental health? If you’re under 25, tell us your experiences from the last three months, and help us shape the issues we raise with the Government next.
Get ready to say #HelloYellow
With a little over three months to go until World Mental Health Day, we’re getting ready for the return of #HelloYellow! Visit the website next week to sign up and be the first to receive your #HelloYellow kit, with new wellbeing resources and fundraising ideas to help you hold your #HelloYellow event at home, school or in the workplace.
Racism and mental health
We have worked with young people to develop a new page on racism and mental health, which includes tips, advice and suggestions on where you can get help if racism is affecting your mental health.
On the blog this month…
- Black mental health matters: Everybody deserves mental health support when they need it. Our guest blogger, Wes, shares why it’s important that we talk about Black mental health.
- Mental health support in schools: An open letter to the Government from a college student: Alfie, 17, shares with the Government his thoughts on why they need to ensure schools and colleges have better mental health support available in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
- What we’ve learnt about our mental health in lockdown: Lockdown has been – and continues to be – a very challenging period for many of us. But it may also have given us some new perspective on our mental health. We asked our bloggers what they’ve learnt about their mental health in lockdown. Here’s what they said.
If you’re worried about your child, visit
for advice and info on getting help.
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At YoungMinds, we’re leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges.