Children and Young People

1 in 6 young people have a mental health diagnosis

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:

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.

All of our therapists are fully qualified and registered with BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). See 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.


Private Therapy

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

Our Whole School Approach programme offers low level mental health and wellbeing support within school to students, their parents, carers and guardians, and the wider school workforce.

We do this in various ways including school wide interventions including workshops, wellbeing drop-ins, training for parents, carers, guardians and staff. We also offer focused interventions including a pupil resilience programme, 1-1 student support over 6 weeks, as well as tailored support to parents, carers, guardians and staff.

When we take a new school on the project we complete a needs analysis to enable the school to tailor the interventions to their individual school need. We do this through surveys and focus groups with the school and complete an action plan individual to the school.

We currently deliver Whole School Approach in 8 secondary schools and 2 colleges.

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.