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About YoungMinds

“1 in 10 children and young people aged 5-16, an average of 3 children in every classroom suffer from a diagnosable mental health problem such as depression, anxiety or an eating disorder”. As a parent, this is a hugely worrying statistic.

Stagecoach has chosen to support YoungMinds to raise awareness of their work including changing government policies, educating professionals working with children and running a 24/7 parent helpline and website for information.

We already know that the performing arts creates a safe haven for children to explore who they are as individuals. We provide an opportunity for children to be open and expressive, imaginative and sociable. All of these skills build resilience and provide children with essential life skills that we call Creative Courage for Life.

Early intervention is vital to improve young people’s health and to prevent children from suffering from further disadvantages, including bullying, isolation and problems at school. With good mental health, children and young people do better in every way.
Children and young people with mental health problems are at the heart of YoungMinds work. They provide practical help and expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people:
  • Family lifeline - £15 supports a parent helpline volunteer for 1 day A lifeline to thousands of parents and carers each year, this service continues to be a lifeline for any adult concerned about the mental health, emotional wellbeing or behaviour of a child or young person aged 0-25.
  • Expert training, resources and consultancy Giving knowledge and confidence to those working with children and young people.
  • Working to change attitudes and policies Break the silence by speaking out to change attitudes and policies. Campaigning and raising awareness for the past 21 years.

YoungMinds campaign and project work continues to grow. YoungMinds recently joined forces with The National Autistic Society to form Always, the campaign for stronger rights to protect young people living in mental health hospitals and their families when they need it most. Amplified puts young people and their parents at the heart of the mental health system to create user-centred services where their voice matters.

YoungMinds mission is to improve the emotional resilience and mental health of children and young people throughout the UK by informing and actively engaging with children, young people, parents, policymakers and professionals.

For more information, support or to donate visit: www.youngminds.org.uk

50p from every programme and £2.50 from every DVD & T-shirt bought for this evenings event will go directly to YoungMinds. Thank you!