Coronavirus service update
We understand that this can be a difficult time for Young people and if you are struggling our service is here to help
Our Young peoples service is still running and currently being provided by phone or other digital mediums
Groups are currently suspended but we are still offering group conversations and info to those in the service.
Young People In Mind offers support to young people from 14-25, in the boroughs of Great Yarmouth and Waveney, who are struggling with their mental health and experience emotional difficulties.
We initially meet with the individual to discuss their needs and then, if mutually agreed, we offer informal, impartial, non-judgemental support through weekly 1-1 sessions or provide access to groups and workshops.
The wishes and needs of the people who use our service are at the heart of everything we do. Therefore, the support you receive is driven by you and actioned by you.
We also run a 6-2-8 group in Lowestoft. The groups are friendly, laid back social opportunities aimed at providing relaxed and non-judgemental environments for young people between the ages of 14 and 25yrs to connect with others who might have had similar experiences.
Group members can either be referred into the Young People in Mind’s service for 1:1 support, or, can be referred specifically into the group.
Supporting young people through disruption
Tips for dealing with Exam Result stress
Do not be afraid at being annoyed with the results and that feeling, this is motivation for the future, a lesson on what you will do better and where you may have struggled in certain areas that you now have a better understanding of.
Stop comparing yourself to others, in life people will do better or worse than you but every successful person is greater through failure, there is no better teacher.
If you’re finding that the wait for exam results is making you anxious and stressed, here are some tips from other young people who have been in your shoes.
Prepare for the future, GCSE’s is a big thing but your next decisions are even bigger, this is not something that is going to stop anyone achieving there goals, its just that added motivation to be the best you can be tomorrow.
Look at the route you need to take to achieve your goals for the future.
If you’re finding that the wait for exam results is making you anxious and stressed, or are having trouble managing your feelings after recieving them, here are some tips from other young people who have been in your shoes.
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Kooth is a FREE, anonymous, confidential, safe, online Wellbeing service, offering counselling, information, and forums for children and young people, aged 11-25.
Access 365 days a year to counsellors who are available from:
12pm - 10pm Monday- Friday and 6pm-10pm Saturday and Sunday.
Help for Parents
Parents of young people experiencing mental health challenges are equally facing challenges of their own. What’s the right thing to say? How can I help? Is this a normal response?
All the time adding to your stress and worry and then probably feeding down to the very person you are trying to help.
The Integrated Commissioning Team – Children’s Services created a really useful guide featuring lots of advice on supporting your young person as they return to school after lockdown.
Here are some other resources for parents supporting young people facing the difficult mental health challenges in today’s world.
Our own Mindfulness team at Norfolk and Waveney Mind run a Nurturing Parents Course throughout the year. Visit their page to find out the next available course dates.
How to provide emotional support to your child
A Parent's Journey - My Child Self-Harms
Request for support
If you live in the Great Yarmouth and Waveney area you can refer your young person aged 14+ to our 1-1 support through the enquiry form or referral form on this page.
They could be able to receive a time limited amount of sessions with one of our experienced mental health caseworkers either by phone or face to face as the current situation permits, to talk about their mental health and explore coping strategies and ways of managing their feelings in a safe supported non-judgemental environment.
It can be helpful talking to an independent person who is not emotionally connected to their situation.
Our support tries to help young people understand what mental health is and how normal it is to not ‘feel great’ all the time.
This video created by the Anna Freud centre may help you start to understand but also identify if you need us to help you further.