How will you say #HelloYellow this year?
We all struggle with how we’re feeling sometimes and it’s normal to have ups and downs, but this year might have felt a bit more down than up. In times like these, it’s often the little things that get us through – the morning walks, singing in the shower, the perfect cuppa, that Netflix show that got us all buzzing, the heart-to-heart when you were at your wits’ end.
Saying #HelloYellow this World Mental Health Day is a little thing we can do to make a BIG difference to young people’s mental health. So join thousands of schools, offices and communities across the UK on Friday 8 October by wearing yellow and helping us raise vital funds. Together we can show young people they are not alone with their mental health.
Have you told your MP to support our #FundTheHubs campaign yet?
Last month we launched a new campaign to create a network of early support hubs – places young people can drop in for support with their mental health without an appointment or referral. Over 13,000 people have called on their MP to support the campaign so far. Will you join them in supporting our call?
Take a YoungMinds training course
Did you know we run a variety of online training courses that can help you feel more confident in your ability to nurture good mental health in the children and young people around you? We’ve just added lots of new dates, so have a look on our website to find the one that’s right for you.
Need support in dealing with your child’s anger or aggression?
It’s common for children and young people to struggle with managing their anger, but it can still be really hard to deal with as a parent or carer. We have lots of information and advice that can help you to support your child in dealing with feelings of anger.
Do you work with young people in Doncaster? Join this free session!
We are working with Doncaster CCG to run a variety of free community of practice sessions for local organisations who work with children and young people about how to involve them in the support and services that affect them. Join us on either Wednesday 21 July, 2 – 5pm, or Tuesday 27 July, 2 – 5pm. The sessions will be co-delivered with the Doncaster Mental Health Participation Champions over Zoom.
New on the blog this month
- Looking after my mental health when my parents separated: When Ffion’s parents separated, it came as a shock. Here she explains how she coped and looked after her mental health when her dad left the family home.
- The best tips for managing anxiety I learnt in therapy: When Bea, 19, began to experience social anxiety, she reached out to her school counsellor. Here she shares two tips that she learnt in therapy for managing her anxiety.
- Tips for coping with anxiety about change: Change can be scary, but it’s a necessary part of life. Louisa, 17, shares her tips for coping with anxiety during periods of change.
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 💛