The YCW has today launched our national consultation on Young People and Mental Health.
We are looking for young people across England and Wales to share their thoughts about the current state of mental health in our country, especially the reality for young people.
An overwhelming amount of our members have expressed their deep concerns about the current help available to young people with mental health problems, as well as the stigma attached to it.
Because of this concern the YCW has launched a National Action Campaign on mental health among young people, called MIND! The Gap.
The first stage being run is focused around exploring the issue more deeply and finding out the opinions and experiences of young people. A key part of this is a short survey covering a variety of aspects around mental health, which can be found on our website – www.ycwimpact.com/national-campaign-resources or directly at https://tinyurl.com/ycw-mental-health-survey.
Marc Besford, the National Training and Development Worker of the YCW, said: “This campaign is carried out on a national basis so that we can, as a Movement of young people, join together to make a real difference to the lives of our peers.
We want them to know that their voice matters and hope they take part in this important survey. Once we have the information together we can then move forward with the campaign.”