We are thrilled to announce that YoungMinds have joined UK SAYS NO MORE as a partner, taking part in the nationwide campaign raising awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault across the UK.
What do they do?
YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. Driven by their experiences, YoungMinds campaigns, researches and influences policy and practice.
They also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through their Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.
What’s the Problem?
Many aspects of today’s society can be bad news for the mental health of children and young people in the UK. As they grow and develop, children have to navigate a complex and ever changing world, facing challenges and pressures in numerous aspects of their lives.
850, 000 children aged 5-16 have mental health problems. Three children in every classroom have a diagnosable mental health disorder.
What is Mental Health?
Mental Health affects all aspects of a child’s development including their cognitive abilities, their social skills as well their emotional wellbeing. Building emotional resilience is key and YoungMinds believe there are core attributes seen in mentally healthy children and young people.
With good mental health, children and young people do better in every way. They enjoy their childhoods, are able to deal with stress and difficult times, are able to learn better, do better at school, navigate the online world they grew up in so they benefit from it and enjoy friendships and new experiences.
Tackling the Problem
Investing in services and support for young people at an early stage not only reduces misery and loneliness, but saves millions in future costs to the NHS, education, criminal justice and social care costs.
YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional well-being and mental health of children and young people and empowering their parents and carers. We provide support for parents, training for professionals and a range of opportunities for young people to improve services and campaign for change. Young people are at the heart of everything we do. Read more >>
YoungMinds is calling on the Government and the NHS to create trauma-informed and culturally sensitive services for young people. One of the report’s key messages is that “Experiencing adversity, trauma or additional complexity in childhood has a significant impact on the mental health and wellbeing of children and young adults.” In addition, Around 1 in 3 adult mental health conditions relate directly to adverse childhood experiences. You can read the full report here.
Find out more about YoungMinds.
Interested in becoming a partner of UK SAYS NO MORE?
Please get in touch with Lyndsey Dearlove, Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Partnership Manager at Hestia.
You can contact Lyndsey by email at Lyndsey.Dearlove@hestia.org or by phone at 020 7378 3170.