'campaigns and policy' news stories:
27 Feb 2014
Self-harm: Charities Reveal Bullying and Loneliness as a Major Trigger
A recent poll, conducted for Self-harm Awareness Day, reveals that one in four young people who self-harm started due to bullying, with 61 per cent saying they do it because they feel alone.
16 Sep 2013
Local Authorities across England take up the Mental Health Challenge
Councils across England are today pledging their support for better mental health in their communities by taking on the Local Authority Mental Health Challenge.
4 Sep 2013
YoungMinds’ launch biggest online survey to reveal what’s worrying you
YoungMinds, the UK’s leading children and young people’s mental health charity has launched their biggest online survey. Reaching out to young people across the country, the survey will reveal what concerns and worries most affect the lives of young peop
14 Aug 2013
Miss Teen Greater London to campaign with YoungMinds
YoungMinds, the UK’s leading children and young people’s mental health charity is excited to announce a new ambassador. Samira Sidhu, of Mill Hill, London is an 18 year old British Asian singer-songwriter and reigning Miss Teen Greater London.
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