3rd December 2023, 11:00 - 1:00
Posted: 18th November 2022
Support for Young People
We are a local mental health charity, aiming to empower individuals experiencing mental ill health to start on the pathway to recovery. We believe that the condition should never define the person, and will do everything we can to help.
To all young people, these are just some of the rights you have:
- everywhere – the right to your own beliefs or religion and the right to be protected from violence and abuse
- at home – the right to a standard of living, such as money, food and housing that meets your needs
- at school or college – the right to education even if you don't go to school, you're in hospital or youth custody
- at work – the right to breaks, time off for holidays and to be kept safe
- when receiving care – the right to the best possible healthcare and the right to have your personal information kept private by professionals.
If your rights are being ignored:
Talk to a trusted adult – like your parent or teacher. They can talk things through with you and help you decide what to do next.
Get support from an advocate – advocates are people who can help you understand your rights, go to meetings with you, help get your voice heard and help you get the support you deserve. This could be a trusted friend or family member or it could be a professional advocate.
If you are a young person aged 8 to 25 experiencing struggles with your emotions or mental health, we offer a range of different support, including 1:1 mentoring, counselling, Dramatherapy, young male groups. Find out more about these here. The Yormind website that has fantastic helpful resources, as well as a mental health podcast.