Every month Make (Good) Trouble highlights a charity or organisation that makes the world a better place. This month, we’re supporting YoungMinds.
YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity which fights for children and young people’s mental health. They campaign, research and influence policy and practice to ensure young people are getting the best support both online and in their communities.
“Of course I’m scared, but with courage and support from others I’ll get there and so will you.” – Fatimah
With students returning to school after such a long absence, they have put together some really useful information. They understand that is completely natural young people will be feeling anxious about returning. Two of their bloggers Fatimah and Kerry have shared their own worries and how they are coping.
“This is new for everyone, and new doesn’t have to mean bad.” – Kerry
In addition if parents and families are concerned about school then the following information may be of help regarding school anxiety or school refusal, which also includes tips from their Parents Helpline: Parents Guide to support school anxiety and refusal.
Their Parents A-Z Guide to Support also includes several different topics for specific mental health conditions with advice from their Parents Helpline team.
“My advice to other young people would be, where you are right now does not define where you’ll always be. Don’t let problems shape you.” – Bernice, YoungMinds Youth Panel.
If you would like to donate and support the future of young people: YoungMinds: Donate
- 1 in 10 Young people have a mental health problem
- 80,000 Children and young people suffer from severe depression
- 1 in 12 Young people self-harm
Visit the YoungMinds website: youngminds.org.uk/