Mental Health News: new site launched for 11-17 year olds

A new mental health site has been launched, aimed at 11-17 year olds.

MINDFULL promotes an online platform for teenagers to access support, information and advice about mental health and emotional wellbeing, helping them to overcome life’s ups and downs and helping them feel confident and happy about who they are.

The idea is that young people can get help and advice to improve their own mental health, and then those people will be trained as mentors to help other young people.

There are self-help sections, mentoring sections and counselling sections so young people can choose the help and advice they would like.

Melanie Lidstone-Land, mental health lawyer at Swain & Co says, “This site is really great in both concept and design.”

“Young persons mental health issues need to be highlighted and it must be recognised that they require different support methods and approaches. In times where we are seeing more and more mental health units being closed and community support funding squeezed, this site provides very real assistance.  It is engaging and offers young people the help and advice needed in a format that works for them.”