Young Minds Matter Appeal

Everyone deserves a chance
Your help is needed

The number of young people struggling with mental health difficulties has more than doubled in recent years, which means providing targeted programmes to support them is a priority for Brathay.

Brathay are working to help reduce these numbers, but we need your help.

Right now, a young person is thinking about killing them self. Shocked? You should be. Poor mental health is something that affects one in four of the population and it is increasing, especially among young people.

Nationally, the number of young people experiencing mental health problems is growing:

  • One quarter of young people in the UK experience suicidal thoughts
  • Rates of depression and anxiety in teenagers have increased by 70% in the past 25 years
  • About 25% of young people self-harm on one occasion 

How we help

Eisha was having trouble at home and was suffering from bullying at school, this lead to isolation and self-harm. Here’s what she said about the impact of working with Brathay:

I would lock myself away from the world… I felt isolated, I felt like I didn’t have anyone to speak to, but that was before I had help from Brathay. With their support it has helped me speak up and voice my feelings and emotions in a positive way and be less defensive.

Thanks to all your help, this is what we've raised so far this financial year:

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