Join our call for early support hubs
Hundreds of thousands of young people are struggling with their mental health – and too often they can’t get support when they first need it. This is simply not good enough, but it doesn’t have to be this way. That’s why we’re calling for the Government to fund a network of early support hubs across the country.
Early support hubs could provide young people somewhere to go when they first start to struggle with their mental health. We know that they work, as some already exist in the UK. What we need now is consistent, long-term funding to build on these successes across the country. Watch the video above to find out more.
Tips to boost your self-esteem
Most of us struggle with our self-esteem at times, and it can be hard to know how to feel better about yourself. We’ve worked with young people who know what that’s like to come up with lots of new tips and advice.
Last chance to apply for our Youth Panel
We are currently recruiting for our Youth Panel. If you are 16-23, you live in England and you are passionate about mental health, then we want to hear from you! But hurry – applications close on Sunday 13 June.
Take part in a paid research opportunity
We’re working with a market research agency called YouthSight on some exciting research that will help us change the way we support young people today. Register now to take part if you are 14-25 and can commit to spending 30 minutes each day on 5th, 6th and 8th July. If you are selected to take part, you will receive £45 as a thank you for your time.
Help shape NHS training courses for professionals working with young people
Have you ever helped with the training for pyschological professionals who work with young people? You might have shared feedback to develop a training course, or provided information to be used in teaching. If so, the NHS would like to hear from you, so they can improve the training programmes for future psychological professionals.
The survey will take around 10-15 minutes to complete and the deadline is 14 June.
New on the blog this month
- The physical symptoms of anxiety we don’t talk about: Anxiety can affect us all in different ways, but there are some symptoms we don’t tend to talk about. Sophie, 23, explains some of the ways anxiety and stress can affect our bodies, and why we need to normalise them.
- Unpicking autism and mental health: Rachael, 22, explains how her autism intersects with her mental health, and how the two things are – and aren’t – related.
- Tips for coping with depersonalisatqion and derealisation: Aimee, 22, and Lauren, 22, share their experiences of depersonalisation and derealisation, and explain what helps them to cope.
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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 💛