It is estimated that around 1 in 10 young people experience poor mental health. Hull and East Yorkshire Mind recognises that it isn’t always easy to talk about emotional and mental wellbeing for fear of being laughed at or worrying about what other people might say. Mind can help.
There are a variety of ways that young people can access help in a non-judgemental and supportive environment:
Groups with other young people
Our groups are ideal for young people aged 11-17 years and are run in both Hull and the East Riding. The groups allow you to meet other young people going through the similar problems, allowing you to build your confidence and make new friends in a fun and relaxed way. The groups are 26 weeks long and focus on a different topic each week. They allow you to learn skills to manage issues such as stress, anxiety and low mood in a supportive environment. The different activities include icebreakers, discussions, group-work, games, and guest speakers on a range of topics. If you’d like to know more, or would like to join one of our groups, contact us by calling 01482 240200. Or email [email protected]
One to one support
Hull & East Yorkshire Mind provides person-centred therapy for young people who are referred to us by a range of different agencies.
Our talking therapies can address issues including (though not exclusively):
- Bullying (including cyber bullying)
- Anxiety and depression
- Physical, emotional and sexual abuse
- Domestic violence
- Attachment issues
- Conduct / behaviour issues
- Bereavement or family breakdown
- Relationship issues
- Sexuality and gender
- Self esteem
- Identity / body image
- Sexually harmful behaviour
- Issues with self-harm
All of our therapists are fully qualified and registered with BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). See http://www.bacp.co.uk/ for more details. BACP Registration Number: 24897
If you are worried about a young person and think they would benefit from talking to someone, please contact CAMHs on 01482 303688 (Hull) and 01482 303810 (East Riding) to find out more information.
Drawing and Talking is a way of working with Young people to help them manage their emotional and learning needs. Young people do not always have the words to express how they are feeling and do not always know themselves what they may be struggling with. Drawing and Talking allows them to express themselves in a non-visual and safe form. Drawing and Talking are located in different sides of the brain so, combining them in this method facilitates interaction through both sides of the brain enabling effective identification and understanding of what may the young person may be struggling with. This method may be effective for young people struggling with loss, managing distress and processing of previous traumatic events.
This therapy is done in three stages over the course of 12 x 30 minute sessions and is appropriate for all children that are able to draw. However, in order to produce the most effective results we have limited this service to young people over the age of 6 years old.
All sessions take place at our Hull office and all children are required to attend the full 12 sessions (Assessment prior to treatment is free of charge).
If you are interested in this method of support for your young person please contact us on 01482 240200 or email [email protected] However, we would advise that you explore other non-charging services to see if they meet your young person’s needs.
If at assessment we feel your needs can be met by an alternative non fee paying alternative we will inform you of your options before agreeing any further work.
Whole School Approach
We are currently working with National Mind on a Whole School Approach pilot. Our whole school approach to mental health is designed by young people, parents, the wider school workforce and local Minds.
It gives the entire school community the things they say they desperately need and want us to provide.
It involves a self-assessment tool for schools and tailored assemblies, workshops, 121s, information and training for everyone who’s part of school life.
Our approach aims to help young people, parents and the school workforce to cope more easily with the challenges of everyday life, help them to manage stress, and to build supportive relationships with their peers.
Each school following our approach will:
- promote good mental health and wellbeing to everyone as a right
- support everyone with a mental health problem
- find causes of poor mental health and find ways to keep everyone well
- respect diversity and promote equality
- and build external partnerships to support children and young people to achieve their very best.
For the pilot, Mind have secured funding from the BRIT Awards with MasterCard and WH Smiths. This funding means we have been able to offer four local secondary schools up to £30,000 worth of support for free.
We began work on this pilot in September 2018 and therefore already have four local schools that we are working with. However, if future opportunities arise to work with more schools we will advertise this further.