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Supporting you and your mental health

Whether you want to understand more about how you're feeling and find ways to feel better, or you want to support someone who's struggling, we can help.
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When I was 19 I got diagnosed with anxiety and depression and it became a circle. I found YoungMinds and it made me feel I wasn’t alone in the struggle. I could use my experiences to help others and fight for change.
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Let's talk about mental health

Life can be challenging and we all struggle to cope sometimes. It might not feel like it, but things can get better. We have lots of advice and tips that can really help.

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We're leading the movement

  • making sure every young person gets the mental health support they need, when they need it, no matter what

  • and to stop young people's mental health reaching crisis point.

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Fund The Hubs

We're calling for a network of early support hubs across the country, which would provide young people with somewhere to go when they first start to struggle with their mental health.

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Frequently asked questions

We provide young people with tools to look after their mental health. Our website is full of advice and information on what to do if you're struggling with how you feel. We empower parents and adults who work with young people, to be the best support they can be to the young people in their lives. And we give young people the space and confidence to get their voices heard and change the world we live in. Together, we can create a world where no young person feels alone with their mental health.

 

Find out more about our work and impact

We all have mental health, just like we all have physical health. It’s about how we think, feel and act. Sometimes we feel well, and sometimes we don’t. When our mental health is good, we feel motivated and able to take on challenges and new experiences. But when our mental health is not so good, we can find it much harder to cope.

 

Find out more about mental health.

We all have good days and bad days, but when negative thoughts and feelings start to affect your daily life and stop you doing the things you enjoy, or your ability to feel ok, this means you probably need some support with your mental health. For example, nearly everyone gets anxious before an exam, a job interview or a first date. But if we feel anxious all the time, constantly worrying that the worst could happen, and this stops us sleeping well or meeting up with friends, we might benefit from some help. Find out more about mental health.

 

Understand more about mental health problems.

No, we are a charity that provides information and advice to young people, and parents and carers. Take a look at our guide to support for information about how Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) work, including information on how you can get help from CAMHS, what happens at an assessment, what your rights are and more. We do not provide one-to-one support with CAMHS assessments, treatments or complaints.

If you're a parent or carer, you can find information about accessing Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and other services on our getting help page. Or you can contact our Parents Helpline for more advice.

 

Find out more about CAMHS.

We help parents and carers who are worried about their child’s mental health with tips, information and advice online and through our Parents Helpline service. Use our helpfinder to find the right support for you. 

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