Youth Mental Health Day
What is #YMHD?
Youth Mental Health Day (YMHD) encourages understanding and discussion of mental health in young people, enabling them to live happy and healthy lives all year round. Each year, the day aims to get young people, and those who support them, talking about how to improve mental health.
The #YMHD story
Mental health concerns for young people have multiplied in recent times. Even before the COVID-19 crisis, one in six young people aged 5-16 had a mental disorder. Though times may be hard, Youth Mental Health Day is here to provide hope. By getting young people engaged in discussions and activities about how to improve their mental health, YMHD goes beyond awareness and breaking the stigma surrounding mental health, into tackling the heart of the issue.
stem4, a charity that supports young people to build positive mental health, is proud to be the founder of Youth Mental Health Day in the UK, which started in 2020.
When is Youth Mental Health Day 2022?
This year’s Youth Mental Health Day ( #YMHD22 ) will take place on the 19th September 2022.
How to get involved in Youth Mental Health Day 2022
For more information and resources, keep an eye on: https://youthmentalhealthday.co.uk. The theme of YMHD 2022 will be announced later this year.
stem4 provides resources, including free apps, for young people to encourage good mental health, ward off anxiety and low mood, encourage calm, and prevent self-harm. stem4 also have an app to support parents who are looking after a young person with mental health issues. stem4 also helps and provides resources to those supporting young people including; parents and carers, education professionals, GPs and school nurses.
The charity delivers mental health education, resilience strategies and early intervention. As well as the free apps, these are delivered through an innovative education programme, a clinically-informed website, and mental health conferences.
stem4 is run by one of the country’s leading clinical psychologists, Dr. Nihara Krause, who also advises Parliament on mental health issues.