Could you hold a Give And Cake catch-up to support us?
In the past few weeks, our worlds have turned upside down. With young people and parents facing a host of new challenges, the work we do to help them with their mental health is needed now more than ever. We’ve seen a huge increase in demand for our work since lockdown began and we need your donations to help us keep fighting for children and young people’s mental health. Join us for Give And Cake by having a virtual catch-up with a loved one and donating the cost of a hot drink to YoungMinds.
By taking part, you’ll show your loved ones that you’re there for them, and by raising vital funds for YoungMinds, you can show young people that we’re all in this together. Sign up today and receive your free Give And Cake kit with a quarantine quiz, indulgent recipes and free conversation starters to help you make the most of your catch-ups. So, whether you choose a teatime natter with your nanna or a brunch with your friends, your support will help us keep our services going for young people, and the adults around them, when they need it most.
Take our school staff survey
Are you a teacher or school staff member? Take our survey to help us understand how you and the young people in your school or college are coping right now.
Are you Britain’s funniest family?
Alongside YoungMinds, Beano have launched a nationwide competition to find Britain’s Funniest Family! Submit a 15-second video for the chance to be crowned Britain’s Funniest Family. The winning family will be turned into Beano characters and will feature in their very own comic strip.
Supporting your child through the coronavirus pandemic
If you need some support looking after your child’s mental health, take a look at our dedicated coronavirus page for parents.
How to make a self-soothe box
Watch our Activists explain what a self-soothe box is, how it can help you when you’re feeling anxious or panicky, and what they have in theirs.
On the blog this month…
- Young people’s self-care tips for self-isolation: We asked our bloggers and Activists for their tips on how to look after yourself during self-isolation. Here’s what they said.
- How I’m coping with exams being cancelled: Lots of young people have had their GCSEs, A-Levels or other exams cancelled because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, causing lots of uncertainty and anxiety. Elsa, 18, explains how she’s coping.
- Tips for parents in a difficult living situation during lockdown: Life under lockdown can be especially tough if your living situation poses further challenges. Our Parents Helpline experts share their tips for dealing with a lack of physical space, parental separation, arguments, aggressive or violent behaviour and domestic abuse.
If you’re worried about your child, visit
for advice and info on getting help.
At YoungMinds, we’re leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges.