09 Nov

YoungMinds Newsletter – November 2019

We’ve put your signatures in our politicians’ hands

This morning, our amazing Activists – along with artist Alison Lapper and our Chief Executive Emma Thomas – have handed in our #ActEarly petition, which has received over 70,000 signatures, to all leading political parties in England. We want to make sure that whoever forms the next government makes mental health a priority, and ensures that young people can get the right support when they first need it.

We couldn’t have done this without you, so we want to say a big thank you to everyone who signed and shared the petition. With a general election now set for Thursday 12 December, we have an opportunity to fight for this issue to be on the agenda. We will be in touch again soon with some actions you can take to help us make sure that young people’s mental health gets the attention it deserves in this election campaign.


Hooray for #HelloYellow!

We want to say a big THANK YOU to everybody who got involved in #HelloYellow this year. Together we’ve raised an incredible £150,000 so far – and counting! With more people than ever taking part and wearing yellow, we were able to show young people struggling with their mental health that they are not alone.

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Run the 2020 Brighton Marathon for #TeamYM

Run, sprint, or cycle with #TeamYM this April through the seaside city of Brighton in the UK’s second fastest and largest marathon. Apply for a place on #TeamYM now.

> Sign up here


Free workshops and webinars on improving participation

As part of our Amplified programme, we are hosting a number of free events over the coming months to help support children and young people’s mental health professionals with the design and delivery of participation.

> Find out more


New on the blog this month…

  • My CAMHS Journey: Highlighting the need for better early intervention, Ed, 17, shares his story of getting help from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).
  • How I Look After My Mental Health During My Period: Periods affect everybody differently, but for some they may cause changes in mood. Saskia, 20, explains how she looks after her mental health during her period.
  • What To Expect From Counselling: Going to counselling can be a daunting experience, especially if you’ve never done it before. Caitlin, 19, explains what you can expect.

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If you’re worried about your child,

visit youngminds.org.uk/parents

for advice and info on getting help.


Also this month… 

  • Book onto our Early Years Mental Health training in London, Wednesday 20 November, to learn how to promote positive mental health in primary and early years to give children the best start in life.
  • Want to get a better understanding of young people’s mental health and learn how to support them through their teenage years? Book onto our Adolescent Mental Health training course in London, Tuesday 10 December.
  • Do you have a passion for brand and want to join our fight for young people’s mental health? Apply now to become our new Brand Officer.

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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