YCW launches consultation on young people and mental health

Young people across England and Wales are being asked their thoughts about the current state of mental health in our country.

The Young Christian Workers - a Catholic charity based in England and Wales - have said that an overwhelming amount of their membership have expressed their deep concerns about the current help available to young people with mental health problems, as well as the stigma attached to it.

Because of this concern the YCW has launched a National Action Campaign on mental health among young people, called MIND! The Gap.

The first stage being run is focused around exploring the issue more deeply and finding out the opinions and experiences of young people.

Marc Besford, the National Training and Development Worker of the YCW, said: "This campaign is carried out on a national basis so that we can, as a Movement of young people, join together to make a real difference to the lives of our peers.

We want them to know that their voice matters and hope they take part in this important survey. Once we have the information together we can then move forward with the campaign."

For more information see: Young Christian Workers website www.ycwimpact.com

Tags: YCW, Young Christian Workers, Mental Health, Mind

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