Your Mind, Your Say

Your Mind, Your Say2020-09-16T10:08:36+01:00

Making mental health services better for young people

We want children and young people to have the best mental health and wellbeing. We also understand that people and communities have the experience and expertise that can help us shape what mental health services might look like.

Thank you to everyone who took part in our questionnaire and who spoke to us on our visits out in the community. You shared your experiences and ideas with us, and the full report can be found under Latest News below.

We are now planning the design process and thinking about how we can involve children and young people in this process. We will update the page regularly, and use social media too, to keep you up to date.

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You can still see the survey here – we spoke to young people across Dorset who helped to design the look of it.

Download a hard copy of the survey.

Please note that the survey is now closed.

You can still see a copy of our Easy Read survey. Please note that the survey is now closed.

Useful links:

CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) access and treat children and young people up the age of 18 who are suffering significant mental health difficulties. CAMHS also support families and carers who need advice or help.

Kooth is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop via an online chat that is free at the point of use.

Online hours are:

  • Monday – Friday, 12pm – 10pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, 6pm- 10pm

YoungMinds is a charity championing the well-being and mental health of young people. They also offer support to parents to help their children through difficult times.

Young people can get in contact with the YoungMinds Crisis Messenger for free 24/7 support by texting YM 85258.

Childline is a free and confidential service where you can talk about anything. It is there to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through.

You can contact Childline by:

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