Young People In Mind offers support to young people from 11-18 (inc), across Norfolk and Waveney, who are struggling with their mental health and experience emotional difficulties.

We initially meet or call 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.



How to talk to your teenager about the invasion of Ukraine

In response to young people being exposed to troubling news and becoming worried about it Anna freud and BBC bitesize have created some advice for parents see the link below.



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.

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



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Great Yarmouth Office

28-31 Deneside
Great Yarmouth
NR30 3AX
Tel: 0300 330 5488


Norwich Office

50 Sale Road
Tel: 0300 330 5488

King's Lynn Office

Saunders Yard
King's Lynn
PE30 1PH
Tel: 0300 330 5488

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