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New guide for parents on social media and mental health
The charity YoungMinds has published a short guide for parents on how to talk to their children about the internet and social media.
YoungMinds calls for all STPs to prioritise children’s mental health
YoungMinds has written to Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England, to call for a greater focus on children and young people’s mental health within the Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) plans.
Ella Purnell becomes YoungMinds Ambassador after opening up about her own struggles
21-year-old actress Ella Purnell has become the newest ambassador for YoungMinds, the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health.
Three-quarters of young people seeking mental health support become more unwell during wait for treatment
Our new report warns that it remains far too difficult for young people with emerging mental health problems to get the help they need, because of inadequate access to clinical treatment alongside a “black hole” in local youth services.
New survey shows more than a third of young people have self-harmed
More than a third (36%) of 16-25 year-olds in Britain have self-harmed at some point in their lives, according to a new survey commissioned by Self-Harm UK, The Mix and YoungMinds.
Greater awareness about young people’s mental health, but support still too hard to find
Our new report warns that while there is growing awareness about children and young people’s mental health, it is still far too difficult for young people with mental health problems to get the help they need.
YoungMinds appoints Emma Thomas as Chief Executive
YoungMinds, the UK’s leading charity fighting for young people’s mental health, is delighted to announce the appointment of Emma Thomas as its new Chief Executive.
Social media companies ‘failing young people’ on cyberbullying
Social media companies’ failure to tackle cyberbullying is putting the mental health of children and young people at risk, warns an inquiry from MPs and leading children’s charities today.