So if your child is struggling with their mental health then you are not alone!
The Youth Mental Health Foundation is a non-profit C.I.C. registered in England (ref: 13515864).
Our current focus is guiding the parents of young people struggling with mental health or who self-harm to support their child's healing through an online course called The Horizon Plan and in-person parent support groups. The methodology was first developed by Claire Sutton, drawing on her experience supporting her own daughter's recovery. We are releasing our free online course, module by module, to support parents all over the world.
We visit primary and secondary schools to deliver assemblies and workshops building mental and emotional health resilience in young people. We've visited over 120 schools and spoken to over 35,000 school children to date.
We support parents to play to a central role in their child's healing.
Specifically created for parents of young people struggling with mental health
Step-by-step guidance and support
Recommended by healthcare professionals: family therapists, psychotherapists, counsellors
Guides parents to play a key role in their child's healing
Connects parents to a supportive community
Can increase speed of child's healing
To develop mental health resilience in young people. To support the parents of young people struggling with mental health to play a central role in their child’s recovery.
A world where young people have mental health resilience, and every parent has the knowledge, skills and confidence to support a child in crisis.
"It’s been really inspirational. I now have a renewed sense of optimism in the situation and practical ways of helping my daughter. I recommend this course to any parent struggling with the stress and anxiety of having a child or teen self-harming. "
The Youth Mental Health Foundation is a member of the Children and Young People's Mental Health Coalition. We are working towards building a nation where positive mental health is promoted and early intervention practices are in place to secure mentally healthier futures for our children and young people.
The Youth Mental Health Foundation delivers a course for Devon Recovery Learning Community, a Recovery College provided by Devon Partnership NHS Trust.
The Youth Mental Health Foundation is a member of The National Suicide Prevention Alliance (NSPA). An alliance of public, private and voluntary organisations in England who care about suicide prevention and are willing to take individual and collective action to reduce suicide and support those bereaved or affected by suicide.
The Youth Mental Health Foundation has submitted evidence to the UK Parliament's APPG inquiry into support available for young people who self-harm.
The Youth Mental health Foundation is a member of The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), the umbrella body for the voluntary and community sector in England that works to support the voluntary and community sector and to create an environment in which an independent civil society can flourish.
People’s Postcode Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Our organisation received £25,000
The Livewell Foundation provides financial support for the YMHF and other projects that will have a transformational effect on communities living in Plymouth and South West Devon by reducing social isolation, improving health and wellbeing, or preventing ill-health.
The Youth Mental Health Foundation is partnered with Expert Self Care, the UK's first and only provider of dedicated self-help and health information apps to universities, colleges, NHS organisations, local councils, charities, and private providers wanting to better support their communities
The Youth Mental Health Foundation is a course provider for Jersey Recovery College, a community-based independent mental health charity.
The Youth Mental Health Foundation is a course provider for the Devon Recovery Learning Community, a Recovery College provided by Devon Partnership NHS Trust for mental health and wellbeing.
One of Australia's leading community-managed specialist mental health service providers offer The Horizon Plan online course for parents and carers of young people who self-injure.