'campaigns and policy' news stories:
11 Mar 2013
Children missing out as local authorities scale back mental health
A survey of local authorities by the children and young people’s mental health charity YoungMinds has found that two-thirds have cut their budgets for children and young people’s mental health services (CAMHS) since the coalition government came to power
1 Mar 2013
YOUTH CHARITIES LAUNCH SELF-HARM CAMPAIGN
ChildLine, YouthNet (the charity behind TheSite.org), Selfharm.co.uk and YoungMinds are to launch a myth busting campaign to mark Self-Harm Awareness Day on Friday 1st March. The day is supported by X-Factor and N-Dubz star judge Tulisa.
26 Jul 2012
Outcomes Report sets clear goals to improve mental health
The Children and Young People’s Health Outcomes Forum has today published its proposals on how health-related care for children and young people can be improved.
24 Jul 2012
Need to move from rhetoric to reality for mental health
The Government has today launched a National Implementation Framework for its mental health strategy 'No health without mental health'
18 Jun 2012
Intervening early in children’s mental health is key
YoungMinds comments on the latest report from the London School of Economics, 'How Mental Health Loses Out in the NHS'
14 Jun 2012
Prioritising children and young people’s mental health is vital
YoungMinds is stressing the importance of children and young people’s good mental health and wellbeing ahead of two parliamentary debates being held today
27 Feb 2012
Charities Appeal to Young People Not to Suffer Self-harm in Silence
YoungMinds is working with ChildLine, selfharm.co.uk and YouthNet to raise awareness about self-harm
17 Feb 2012
London needs to recognise young people’s ‘State of Mind’
Young people from across London will come together today at City Hall to meet service providers across London at a mental health and wellbeing conference.
13 Feb 2012
Looked after children and young people say ‘I’m not like Tracy Beaker’
YoungMinds the UK’s leading children and young people’s mental health charity today launches a worrying report highlighting the stigma surrounding the mental health of Looked after Children and Young People.
9 Feb 2012
Council's must protect children and adolescent mental health services
YoungMinds has written to every Council Leader in England urging them to protect Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services Budgets and highlighting the financial case for investment in early intervention services.