Who is Young Minds Matter for?
Our service is for young people and children who experience difficulties with their emotional wellbeing and/or mental health up until the age of 19. We all have ‘mental health’ but sometimes, for many different reasons some people can find it hard to keep the positive and the negatives balanced and so may struggle with managing their emotions.
At Young Minds Matter, we see young people and children with many different types of reasons:
- To offer advice/coping strategies to help prevent mental health or emotional wellbeing problems escalating.
- Low mood/depression to help you feel more like yourself again.
- Anxiety, phobias and obsessive thoughts and behaviours so you can control them.
- Working through things that have caused you trauma so they no longer determine who you are as a person.
- Provide support for self-harm and thoughts of suicide to keep you safe when you are not well.
- Help you with any eating difficulties/disordered eating to keep you healthy. We also support people with anorexia and bulimia by helping them to recover and to prevent relapse.
- We also offer specialist support services for children and young people with a learning disability, autism and ADHD.
How do I get help/who do I speak to?
If you are worried about your mental health it is important you talk to someone about how you are feeling. You may think that no one will understand how you feel, but most people have experienced mental health problems at some point in their lives. By speaking to someone who cares about you, even if they cannot offer advice themselves they will be able to help you to access support from someone who can.
Can you speak to a parent, relative, teacher, school nurse, social worker or friend?
If you feel that you cannot speak any of the people in your life right now, there are organisations that are there just to listen to you. Some of these organisations offer on-line support as well as phone support.
Don’t suffer in silence!
Freephone 0800 1111 (24 hours a day) www.childline.org.uk
Offers confidential telephone counselling service for any child with a problem.
Freephone 0800 8084994 (1pm-11pm) www.getconnected.org.uk
Free confidential telephone and email helpline to find young people the best help whatever the problem.
B-EAT youth helpline
0845 6347650 (Monday to Friday 4:30pm to 8:30pm and Saturdays 1pm-4:30pm)
Online community www.b-eat.co.uk
Confidential advice for young people with an eating disorder.
Kooth is a free online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop.
Everyone has the right to be listened to and to be respected, but sometimes speaking up can be difficult, especially when you are anxious or feeling unwell. There are lots of people who may be able to support you such as family, friends and support workers but there may be times when you feel you need someone independent to represent your views or to make sure you have all the information you need to make a difficult decision. This is when advocacy aervices are useful.
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