Yate youngsters involved in creating new mental health website
PUPILS from Abbotswood Primary School in Yate helped launch a new mental health website for children and young people in South Gloucestershire.
The Mind You site was developed with the involvement of the pupils and other local youngsters to promote mental health and emotional well-being through information and advice.
It was funded by the South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), developed by Public Health South Gloucestershire and features separate sections for children, young people, parents, carers and professionals.
Dr Kate Mansfield, of the CCG, said: “Children and young people who are struggling to cope or have mental health problems have the best health outcomes when they receive help at the earliest point possible.
“It is vitally important they know what to do when they need support and what steps they can take in order to get help.
“This new website is a great resource which helps to make children and young people aware of some important practical steps they can take to help improve well-being. It also has guidance on where to go if they are struggling to cope or need more support.
“The information for parents, carers and professionals is also really important to help ensure that we know what resources are available when a child or young person is brave enough to ask for our help.”
The Mind You website www.mindyou.org.uk includes contributions from young people across South Gloucestershire, among them a video looking at social media and mental health made by students at Brimsham Green School in Yate.