The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families have recently launched On My Mind, a new website which aims to empower young people to make informed choices about the mental health support they want, the treatments they receive and the outcomes they desire.
Co-produced with young people, the site consists of 8 digital resources, 6 of which are now live:
Youth Wellbeing Directory: Since April, the directory has seen a 7- fold increase in visitors to the site since relaunch in April.
Jargon Buster: To help young people understand medical terms in simple language
Receiving Support: Videos & Q&As about what a young person can expect when working with a service
Understanding Referrals: Videos & Q&As about the referrals process
Helping Someone Else: Top tips and advice from young people about how to help a friend or family member
Know Your Rights: Allows young people to feel empowered a to make informed choices
You can support On My Mind by:
Download free posters and leaflets to share in your schools
Sign-post to On My Mind on your website
As part of the launch of On My Mind, we are also inviting 11-25 year olds who have ever felt anxious or depressed to take part in a project to help identify which self or community approaches work for them. There is an urgent need for more research on this issue and we hope that you will be able to encourage young people you work with to answer our ‘Help us help others’ survey.