Youth Mental Health Foundation

We support the parents of young people who self-harm to play a key role in their child's healing.

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Self-harm is an epidemic that affects young people all over the world:

  • 1-in-6 young people self-harm in the UK
  • 1-in-5 teen girls self-harm in the USA
  • 1-in-4 teen girls self-harm in the Australia

So if you've discovered that your own child self-harms then you are not alone.

The Youth Mental Health Foundation is an Unincorporated Community Association in the UK with an application for full charitable status in progress (ref: 5171845). 

Our current focus is guiding the parents of young people who self-harm to support their child's healing through an online course called The Horizon Plan. The methodology was first developed by Claire Sutton, drawing on her experience guiding her daughter from self-harm to health and happiness. We are developing this into an online course to support parents all over the world.

We support parents to play to a central role in their child's healing.

Features of The Horizon Plan

Specifically created for parents of self-harming children

Online course provides step-by-step guidance 

Recommended by healthcare professionals: family therapists, psychotherapists, counsellors

Benefits of The Horizon Plan

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

OUR MISSION

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.

 

OUR VISION

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. "

Kate T.
Mother of 14 year old daughter

Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition Member

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.

Devon Recovery Learning Community Course Contributor.

The Youth Mental Health Foundation delivers a course for Devon Recovery Learning Community, a Recovery College provided by Devon Partnership NHS Trust.

NSPA Member

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.

All-Party Parliamentary Group on Suicide and Self-Harm Prevention Contributor.

The Youth Mental Health Foundation has submitted evidence to the UK Parliament's APPG inquiry into support available for young people who self-harm.

National Council for Voluntary Organisations

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.

Jersey Recovery College.

The Youth Mental Health Foundation is a course provider for Jersey Recovery College, a community-based independent mental health charity.

Devon Recovery Learning Community.

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.

Hub of Hope

The Youth Mental Health Foundation is a service provider on The Hub of Hope. The world’s first mental health database with a proven record of providing support to the thousands on the waiting list for NHS mental health referrals.

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