The mental health of trans young people: The young people behind the debate
CYPMHC
by CYPMHC
5d ago
The lives of trans young people have been at the front and centre of both political and public debate in recent years – often fueled by toxic, harmful rhetoric, especially online. The recent publication of the Department for Education’s draft guidance for schools on ‘gender questioning children’ and the Cass Review’s final report have intensified these debates, which the Review noted are too often… Source ..read more
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CYPMHC announces new pro bono partnership with DLA Piper
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by CYPMHC
5d ago
The Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition are delighted to announce a new partnership with the law firm, DLA Piper. Following the launch of the Coalition’s new strategy for 2024-27, DLA Piper will be providing pro bono support to help us achieve our strategic priorities of a mentally healthy generation, early intervention for all, and strengthening specialist services. Source ..read more
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Not in School: barriers to school attendance
CYPMHC
by CYPMHC
1M ago
Today, alongside Centre for Mental Health we published a report exploring the drivers of school absence and potential solutions to tackle the attendance crisis. We are grateful to Coalition members Square Peg for using their expertise to support this report. Currently, one in five children are persistently absent from school, which means they are missing 10% or more of school time and in 2022-23… Source ..read more
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CYPMHC looking for new members to join the steering group
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by CYPMHC
1M ago
The Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition is seeking 5 new members to sit on our steering group to help set the strategic direction of the Coalition’s work. We are at the start of our new strategic period, and this is an exciting opportunity to help shape the Coalition’s work! Our steering group provides strategic leadership for the Coalition, helping us with operational plans… Source ..read more
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Early intervention through early support hubs
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by CYPMHC
2M ago
For the past few years, we have been working with our friends across the sector on the Fund the Hubs campaign. Along with Centre for Mental Health, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, Mind, Youth Access, The Children’s Society, Young Minds and Black Thrive, we have been calling for a network of early support hubs across the country which would provide young people somewhere to… Source ..read more
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CYPMHC responds to government guidance on gender questioning children
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by CYPMHC
2M ago
The Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition and Centre for Mental Health have jointly responded to the Department for Education’s consultation on the non-statutory guidance for schools and colleges on gender questioning children. We believe all children and young people have the right to education free from discrimination which promotes and protects their mental health and wellbeing… Source ..read more
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2023: What did we achieve?
CYPMHC
by CYPMHC
5M ago
It’s hard to believe that we are approaching the end of another year and what a jam-packed year it has been for the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition. We started the year welcoming our new Chair, Amy Whitelock Gibbs, to the Coalition, and ended with a brand new strategy, which will shape our work for the next three years. Our staff team has also expanded this year as we welcomed… Source ..read more
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Political parties must commit to radical investment and reform to turn the tide on children’s mental health, says a 300-strong campaign coalition
CYPMHC
by CYPMHC
6M ago
In the run up to the general election, the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition are calling on all political parties to make a strong commitment to babies, children, and young people’s mental health in their election manifestos. The Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition’s ‘Manifesto for babies, children and young people’s mental health’ outlines the changes needed to… Source ..read more
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CYPMHC Response to the King’s Speech
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by CYPMHC
7M ago
Today the King’s Speech was delivered, and as a group of organisations and individuals representing the rights of children and young people, we are deeply disappointed that there was no commitment to bring forward a Mental Health Bill to reform the Mental Health Act. For too long, the Mental Health Act has failed people who require mental health care and reforms are long overdue. Source ..read more
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The Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition: A United Voice
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by CYPMHC
10M ago
In this sector, it’s easy to get disheartened. Especially when it comes to policy influencing, it can feel like we are just pushing against a closed door. In the circumstances where our voices are heard and strategies and policies are formulated by decision-makers, we don’t always see the full implementation to support these policies. When fighting for a cause that is so important, it’s natural to... Source ..read more
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