Young People's Mental Health

Find out more about our schools resources, campaigns and information to tackle stigma and discrimination for young people.

Mental health stigma and discrimination and young people

Mental health is part of everyone’s day to day life, it affects all of us, but there is still a stigma around it. To tackle this properly we need young people to understand that it is okay not to be okay and you can talk about it.

Our study of young people found that only 37% said they would tell someone if they were finding it difficult to cope with their mental health.

To help young people recover from mental health conditions they need care and support quickly. At the moment it can be difficult for young people to get the help they need.

Working with Young People

All our work is created with young people, because they know best how to tackle stigma in this area.

We chatted with a few of our volutneers at our residential, to find out what was important to them and why they volunteer with us.

What's on Your Mind 2019

On Tuesday September 3rd we are really excited to be holding ‘What’s on Your Mind 2019’. 

This shared learning event follows on from last year’s Year of Young People, and our own Feels FM campaign, which used music to start thousands of conversations on mental health.

At the event there will be a chance to find out what young people, schools and youth organisations across the country have been doing to end mental health stigma and discrimination.

As part of the event we will also have interactive sessions for young people and professionals working within the sector, and a moderated panel debate. 

To make the day accessible to all we'll be live streaming the event below. 

Be sure to tune in from 10am on September 3rd, and follow #WOYM19 on Twitter to join the discussion. 

Want to attend?

Register your interest below, and we will get back to you to confirm your place.

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Find what you need

In this section we have information for young people, information for adults in young people’s lives and resources which everyone can use.

Looking for Something Specific?

You can also find specific information on our ‘What’s on your mind?’ pack or our young people’s campaigns on the links below.

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