17 May

YoungMinds Newsletter – May 2021

Supporting a young person with gaming and mental health

Young people tell us that for them, gaming can be so much more than just a game. It helps them relax, connect with their friends and feel part of a community. That’s why we’re delighted to announce that we’ve partnered with Celebrity Esports to launch More Than A Game, a campaign designed to bust myths on gaming, and help young people have a more positive time when they play.

Although gaming can be a really positive thing, like many other aspects of life, it can become a problem. If you’re worried that your child or a young person you know is struggling with the impact of gaming on their mental health, have a look at the information and advice on our website. We have tips on speaking to your child about gaming, knowing when there’s a problem and more.

Read our tips for supporting a young person with gaming


Shop the YoungMinds collection

Check out our range of hoodies, limited edition T-shirts, bracelets, activewear and more – the perfect way to show your support for YoungMinds when you’re on the go. Every time you shop with us, you’re helping us work towards making sure all young people can get the mental health support they need, when they need it, no matter what.

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Get running for YoungMinds

Whether you’re a seasoned runner, you’re just getting started or you’re looking for the motivation to get started, why not become a YoungMinds Hero and run for #TeamYM? Choose from a range of events, like the Asics London 10k or the Oxford Half Marathon, and register for your place now.

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Help us improve our Parents Helpline

If you are a parent or carer, we need your help to develop our Parents Helpline service. Sign up here to join our 90-minute online workshop from 12.30pm – 2pm on Friday 11 June and your feedback and insights will help us shape changes to the service.

> Sign up for the workshop


Register your interest for one of our free online workshops

We are running a variety of free online training courses to support professionals in their response to the pandemic. Registration is now open for courses in May and early June, and we will be announcing more dates for June and July soon.

> Find out more

Help us improve our guides for parents

Could you help us improve our resources and guides for parents by sharing your views? If you have experience of supporting your child or a young person with autism and mental health or racism and mental health, sign up here to provide feedback on our new parent resources. We’ll then follow up with more information. It will


New on the blog this month

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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 

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