Kooth research indicates that Covid-19 affects BAME youth mental health more than white peers.

Data from one of the biggest providers of NHS-funded online mental health support shows that the mental wellbeing of children and young people of BAME origin has been affected disproportionately over the last three months compared with their white counterparts. For more information on this research (as reported in the Guardian on June 21st 2020)Continue reading Kooth research indicates that Covid-19 affects BAME youth mental health more than white peers.

#Say Your Peace- using poetry to support young people’s emotional well being

Young People’s Laureate for London Theresa Lola has launched #SayYourPeace, a campaign that encourages young people to use poetry to find comfort and solace during the uncertain times the world faces. A recent survey by mental health charity YoungMinds has shown that more than 80% of young people with a history of mental ill-health haveContinue reading #Say Your Peace- using poetry to support young people’s emotional well being

Hackney’s newsletter outlines support available for young people and children

Hackney has been sending out useful newsletters with information on how to keep our young people safe and healthy. The information below gives details of who to contact if you are worried about the welfare of a child or young person. For concerns about the welfare of a child or young person please contact Hackney’sContinue reading Hackney’s newsletter outlines support available for young people and children

Introducing Kooth

Kooth Kooth is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop. Speak to friendly counsellors and access articles, self-help materials, advice and community forums. It is free and completely anonymous. You can find the website here

There have been big changes in our lives because of coronavirus and for young people these changes might be making them feel particularly scared or vulnerable.

The Children’s Commissioner has produced a helpful guide for children explaining the Coronavirus. Guide For Children: Explaining The Coronavirus Click here to read the information. The information includes useful strategies to address worry and a selection of websites to keep them busy and feeling happier.

FYI…Young Hackney online programme starts today

Young Hackney hasn’t let the social isolation stop them from planning exciting activities for the holiday period. As of TODAY, Monday 6 April, Young Hackney will be delivering an online programme of exciting interactive sessions for young people in the borough aged six to 19-years-old and up to 25 for young people with additional needs.Continue reading FYI…Young Hackney online programme starts today