This month, the Youth Mental Health Foundation team have been delivering assemblies and workshops to primary schools in Devon.
Thanks to our funders, West Devon Borough Council, Teignbridge District Council, and North Yard Community Trust, we have been visiting local schools to build mental health resilience and self-esteem.
Our school assemblies and workshops have been designed, developed and delivered by Jade Sutton, aged 19, who has lived experience of struggling with, and recovering from, significant mental health challenges.
Earlier this month, Jade was interviewed on BBC Radio about winning the BBC 'Make A Difference Awards' for her work. You can listen to the interview by CLICKING HERE.
To date, Jade has spoken to over 35,000 young people with her powerful messages to:
We want to say a huge thank you to the NHS for supporting our Zoom Group for parents of young people struggling with mental health in Torbay.
Thanks to funding from NHS Devon, we are able to advertise this amazing opportunity for parents and carers in Torbay to learn how to better support a child or teen struggling with mental health.
Zoom Parents Support Programme: Torbay
Anxiety, depression, self-harm, and other mental health struggles are on the rise among young people, particularly following the COVID-19 pandemic.
A recent study shows that 1 in 5 children and young people in England aged 8 to 25 had a probable mental disorder in 2023.
As parents, we can be left feeling overwhelmed and helpless, not knowing where to turn for help.
This programme will support 30 parents in Torbay, caring for a child or teen struggling with mental health, but not qualifying for CAMHs support, by equipping their parents/carers to support their mental and emotional health and...
We are delighted to have been funded by Devon Community Foundation! Thanks to their generous funding, we are able to deliver a second Zoom group in 2024 for parents/carers supporting a young person struggling with their mental health.
The programme will support 30 young people in Torbay struggling with mental health, but not qualifying for CAMHs support, by equipping their parents/carers to support their mental and emotional health and healing.
From lived experience, we have seen the importance of the parent/carer role in a young person's mental health recovery. This early intervention program will address early onset mental health problems in young people, resolving the problems or preventing their escalation within the family unit.
Our parenting programme provides:
1) Psychoeducation and skills training: guiding parents/carers to support the recovery of a young person suffering with their mental health using our evidence-based clinical intervention.