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Working at YoungMinds

Find out more about what it's like to work at YoungMinds and how you can be part of a team fighting for young people's mental health. For job opportunities, take a look at our current vacancies.

Current vacancies

About YoungMinds

Before 2020, an estimated five children in every classroom had a mental health problem. A quarter of young women had a diagnosable mental health problem and suicide was the single biggest killer of boys and young men.

The coronavirus pandemic and the response needed to control it have made matters worse. 52% of 16-20-year-olds have self-harmed in the last year. Many young people with an existing mental health problem have said their needs have escalated, and have experienced new barriers to accessing support.

YoungMinds is here to stop young people’s mental health reaching these crisis points. Our mission is to make sure that all young people get the support they need, when they need it, no matter what. Find out more about what we do.

About us

Our vision

  • A world where no young person feels alone with their mental health.

    We want to see a world where every young person who is struggling feels able to reach out, and has people and services around them who can really help.

Joining YoungMinds

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You’ll be part of a passionate, hardworking team that cares about the work they do and you’ll be part of making a real difference to the lives of children and young people. In addition to becoming part of the YoungMinds team, you’ll get:

  • 25 days paid holiday entitlement (plus Bank Holidays)
  • three days additional leave over Christmas and New Year
  • auto-enrolment onto pension scheme where YoungMinds will match your contribution up to three per cent
  • statutory benefits such as parental leave and sick pay
  • a wide range of other health, wellbeing and lifestyle benefits
  • a dedication to continued professional development, training and shared best practice

The Halo Code

As part of our organisation's ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion, YoungMinds is a proud adoptee of the UK's first Black hair code.

  • Our workplace champions the right of staff to embrace all Afro-hairstyles. We acknowledge that Afro-textured hair is an important part of our Black employees’ racial, ethnic, cultural, and religious identities, and requires specific styling for hair health and maintenance.

  • We celebrate Afro-textured hair worn in all styles including, but not limited to, afros, locs, twists, braids, cornrows, fades, hair straightened through the application of heat or chemicals, weaves, wigs, headscarves, and wraps.

  • In this workplace, we recognise and celebrate our colleagues’ identities. We are a community built on an ethos of equality and respect where hair texture and style have no bearing on an employee's ability to succeed.

YoungMinds staff

Meet the team

Here at YoungMinds we are a passionate and dedicated team, leading the movement to make sure every young person gets the mental health support they need, when they need it, no matter what.

Meet members of our team to find out more about who we are and what we do.

Meet our team

Our London office

You’ll be based at our London office (unless specified otherwise in the job description). So you’ll be just a stone’s throw from The Shard and London Bridge railway and underground station with amenities like Borough Market right on the doorstep.

Some teams are currently working within a hybrid model of coming into the office and working from home. This will depend on your role and our position concerning working arrangements may change in accordance with government guidelines.

Other opportunities to get involved

Take a look at the other ways you can get involved with us and make a real difference to young people's mental health.