Before 2020, an estimated five children in every classroom had a mental health problem. A quarter of young women had a diagnosable mental health problem and suicide was the single biggest killer of boys and young men.
The coronavirus pandemic and the response needed to control it have made matters worse. 52% of 16-20 year-olds have self-harmed in the last year. Many young people with an existing mental health problem have said their needs have escalated, and have experienced new barriers to accessing support.
YoungMinds is here to stop young people’s mental health reaching these crisis points. Our mission is to make sure that all young people get the support they need, when they need it, no matter what – and through our ambitious new strategy we believe we can achieve this.
As we emerge from the pandemic, it is crucial to us that we can accelerate the delivery of this strategy and make sure as many young people as possible get that support. And thanks to the generosity of those who support us, we are able to do that.
One of our values is: “We celebrate what makes you you – whoever you are, we welcome you and encourage you to be true to yourself”. We are working with our partners at Inclusive Recruiting to reach as diverse a group of applicants as we can, and would welcome the support of anyone who can help us publicise these roles to communities that are under-represented in our sector, including people of colour and disabled people.
If you are excited about helping us to achieve our mission, passionate about working at an organisation that is puts the lived experience of young people at the heart of everything we do and want to be part of our drive to become a truly anti-racist organisation we want to hear from you.
You’ll be part of a passionate, hardworking team that cares about the work they do and you’ll be part of making a real difference to the lives of children and young people.
In addition to becoming part of the YoungMinds team, you’ll get:
- 25 days paid holiday entitlement (plus Bank Holidays)
- 3 days additional leave over Christmas and New Year
- Auto-enrolment onto pension scheme where YoungMinds will match your contribution up to 3%
- Statutory benefits such as parental leave and sick pay
- A wide range of other health, wellbeing and lifestyle benefits
- A dedication to continued professional development, training and shared best practice
You’ll be based at our London office (unless specified otherwise in the job description). So you’ll be just a stone’s throw from The Shard and London Bridge railway and underground station with amenities like Borough Market right on the doorstep.
Volunteering at YoungMinds
If you don’t see the right role for you in our current vacancies, you can still get involved and be part of something here with our volunteering opportunities.
Please note, however, that we are not currently able to offer internships or accommodate work experience placements due to the lack of resources in the office.