Getting you the support you need, when you need it:
Introducing the new YoungMinds website
We’re delighted to announce the launch of our brand new website. Whether you’re looking for mental health support for yourself, or for young people in your care, we have new features designed especially for you. You can now filter content based on whether you’re a young person, parent or professional working with young people, helping you get where you need to go as quickly as possible. And if you need support but you’re not sure where to start, we can help.
Just click ‘find help’ on our homepage and answer a few simple questions – our brand new helpfinder will guide you to the information and advice that you need, when you need it. We hope that new tools and features like these will make our website an even more valuable source of support for young people struggling with their mental health, and the adults around them. So come on in, take a look around and share it with anybody who could do with some support.
Just over one month until #HelloYellow
Join thousands across the UK on Friday 8 October by wearing yellow and helping us raise vital funds. Saying #HelloYellow is a little thing we can do to make a big difference to young people’s mental health. If your school is taking part, sign up by Thursday 16 September to receive your fundraising pack!
When your child turns to you, you can turn to YoungMinds
If you’re a parent, we know looking after your child’s wellbeing isn’t always easy. But you’re not alone. We are here for you with practical tips and advice on our website to help you support them, whatever they’re going through.
Take part in a challenge event and support YoungMinds!
Do you want to push yourself to achieve something amazing? Why not take part in a challenge event and raise vital funds for YoungMinds at the same time? Apply now to run the London Landmarks Half Marathon for #TeamYM, or apply for one of our charity ballot places for the Virgin Money London Marathon 2022 (places will open up in October).
Apply now to become our new Senior Information and Quality Officer
We’re looking for someone who is confident in their ability to write well and develop web content to join our parents support services team. You will be responsible for ensuring that the information and advice provided to parents and carers is up to date, evidence-based and of the highest quality. Applications close on 14 September.
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 Mental Health in Younger Years course on 8 September, as well as our Introduction to Trauma and Adversity course on 14 September.
Supporting refugee and asylum-seeking children
Refugee and asylum-seeking children are some of the most vulnerable young people in society. As part of our YoungMinds Welcome project, we developed a number of resources to help professionals support the mental health of children and young people in this situation.
New on the blog this month
- What I found helpful about CBT for anxiety: Aimee shares her experience of therapy and how CBT has helped her with her anxiety.
- Looking after your mental health while moving: When Rachael moved out of her parent’s house, there was a lot going on. Here she shares her experience of how she was able to look after her mental health while moving to a place 50 miles away.
- How I battled my issues with body image: Accepting our bodies can involve many highs and lows. One blogger shares their tips on what to do if you’re struggling with your body image.
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 💛