It’s that time of year already…#HelloYellow is here!
Tomorrow, on Friday 8 October, thousands of schools, offices and communities across the UK will be taking part in #HelloYellow and raising vital funds to support our work. We hope you’ll be joining us, but even if you aren’t able to take part on the day, there are still ways you can show your support.
Donating to YoungMinds is a little thing you can do to make a BIG difference to young people’s mental health. So, whether it’s the £2 you’d spend on your daily coffee or the £20 you’d spend on a new jumper, donate to YoungMinds this World Mental Health Day to support our fight for young people’s mental health.
The call to #FundTheHubs grows
Last week, four of our Activists personally delivered an open letter they wrote to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak MP. The letter, signed by an incredible 5,000 young people, called on the Chancellor to #FundTheHubs in the Autumn Spending Review – a call backed by Stephen Fry and 53 organisations in a letter published in The Telegraph last Thursday. This was a huge moment in our campaign, but it’s not over yet. If you haven’t already, please email your MP asking them to support our campaign.
> Join the campaign
New T-shirts and prints in our shop
Looking for the perfect gift for a passionate advocate for young people’s mental health? Or maybe you just fancy treating yourself? Either way, we have lots of great items in our shop – like our limited edition #HelloYellow Artists Collection T-shirts and prints, featuring work from David Oku, The Alpha Loft, Mister Phil, Rubyetc and Nina Bombina.
> Browse the shop
Support if you’re struggling with school
School can be a source of support, belonging, learning and community. But many young people will find school difficult at some point or another. This could be for a number of reasons, but whatever the case, help is available. We have guides for both young people and parents with lots of information and advice.
> Read our guide for young people
> Read our guide for parents
Come work with us!
We are currently recruiting for two new roles – Media and Campaigns Manager (maternity cover) and Recruitment Manager (permanent). Applications close on 13 October and 15 October respectively.
> Find out more and apply now
Better your understanding of mental health with one of our online courses
We run a variety of online workshops to help you better understand and support the mental health needs of young people you work with. We still have spaces left for our Building Resilience course on 12 October, as well as our Introduction to Children and Young People’s Mental Health course on 22 October.
> Browse our courses and book now
New on the blog this month
- When – and how- to ask for help with your mental health: Returning to school can feel overwhelming and you might feel like everyone is too busy to support you. Hannah shares her tips on how you can reach out for help and look after your mental health.
- Looking after your mental health as you enter the world of work: Looking for a job and entering the world of work can be really stressful and anxiety-inducing, especially if you’re doing it for the first time. Daisy, 21, shares her experiences and some tips that have helped.
- Coping with anxiety around allergies and dietary requirements: If you have food allergies, intolerances or other dietary requirements, it can cause a lot of anxiety – especially if it affects your ability to do things others may take for granted. Here Caitlin, 16, shares her experience and her tips for coping.
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 💛