03 Jul

YoungMinds Newsletter – July 2020

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.

Support for young people

Support for parents

Support for school staff


 

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. 

> Take the survey


 

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.

> Read more


 

On the blog this month…

Visit our blog


 

If you’re worried about your child, visit

youngminds.org.uk/parents

for advice and info on getting help.


 

Also this month…

Are you a young person who lives in Lambeth and Southwark, or has lived there in the last two years?  Take our 5-minute survey and share your views on what impacts your mental health as a resident in these areas. This is part of our work with Guy’s and St. Thomas’  NHS Foundation Trust to improve mental health services in Lambeth and Southwark.


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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