Young people need Mind more than ever. One in eight has a diagnosed mental health problem, yet in England only 25% of those who need treatment are able to access it, and in Wales assessment targets for children and adolescent mental health services continue to fall short. This needs to change.
We have a plan for how we will reach young people aged 13-24 and improve the support that is available to them. We’ve been speaking to young people, parents and teachers, but the next step is to hear from young people about their experiences of mental health and wellbeing outside of school.
Young people have told us that they often don’t feel listened to when it comes to decisions that affect their lives. We want to make sure that young people of all backgrounds have a voice on the issue of mental health and wellbeing.
Mind’s Young People Survey is the first stage of this process. It’s an online survey for 13-24 year olds and a safe, anonymous space for young people to tell us what they think about mental health and wellbeing.
By taking part, young people can directly influence the work that Mind develops over the next few years, and the specific things that need improving.
Click the link below to take the survey.