Kingswood

YoungMinds

We are proud to be a corporate supporter of YoungMinds, the UK's leading charity committed to improving the mental health of children and young people. We support this fantastic charity by fundraising and raising awareness for the charity as well as making donations from our programme sales.

YoungMinds
YoungMinds

YoungMinds champion children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing across the UK. Driven by their experiences, YoungMinds campaign, research and influence policy and practice. They also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through their Parents Helpline, online resources, training and development, projects with young people and work in schools.

It’s their mission to improve the emotional resilience of all children, ensure that those who suffer get fast and effective support, and build a society where mental health has no attached stigma.

What we do

We’re in a fantastically privileged and unique position in that we work with over 165,000 young people each year, inspiring them to achieve things they never thought possible. Because we’re so passionate about what we do, and feel so strongly that the work YoungMinds does provides such a useful and essential service to the same young people we work with, our partnership plans, include:

  • We make donations from programme sales

  • We host fundraising events, special activity days and employee fundraising initiatives

  • We raise awareness of the work they do and the information, resources and support they provide

  • We volunteer our time to support their work

  • We organise YoungMinds training for our staff to further their understanding and awareness of the tools and techniques available to help young people

Take a look at the stats

  • 1 in 10 children have or will have mental health problems. This means an average of three children in every classroom suffer from a diagnosable mental health problem

  • Nearly 80,000 children and young people suffer from severe depression – over 8,000 of which are aged 10 and under

  • As adults, one in four of us will have mental health problems – half of all adults who have these problems will have begun having them when they were a young person, and half will have gone untreated at the time

  • 1 in 12 young people are known to self-harm. 25,000 young people are hospitalised each year as a result – a 68% increase in the last 10 years

  • 1 in 5 young adults show signs of an eating disorder

youngminds.org.uk

YoungMinds Facebook page