Welcome to Strong Young Minds
The Strong Young Minds Project – improving the mental health and wellbeing of young people in Herefordshire
If you are between the ages of 10-26 and struggling with your own mental health or would like to help others improve their wellbeing, you’re in the right place.
So who are we?
Strong Young Minds is a Lottery funded project delivered by The CLD Trust. We’re here to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people in Herefordshire, and we’ve been doing that since 2015.
The Strong Young Minds programme is for all young people (10 – 26 yrs) in Herefordshire.
We work with young people to address issues which can have a negative effect on their mental health and wellbeing – things like anxiety, depression, eating difficulties, self-harm, bullying, relationship breakdown, education & employment, low self-esteem, body image and loss.
Young people can be offered the opportunity for one-to-one support, brief intervention therapy, workshops and groups in addition to peer listening and support. And we have youth workers out and about in the community delivering activities aimed to promote the emotional resilience everyone needs to cope with stress and anxiety.
Perhaps you just fancy joining in with one of our campaigns on social media, or one of our exhibitions, and sharing your views and your talents.
The Strong Young Minds programme works with young people, their parents/carers and professionals and supports young people as Champions raising awareness of the importance of good mental health in their communities.
I need mental health support
Sometimes our thoughts and feelings can be difficult to cope with or may make everyday life more challenging. But Strong Young Minds is here to help.
What do you need?
Someone to talk to: Talking about our thoughts and feelings can help us feel less alone and helps us to develop strategies to cope in the future. Opening up to your friends or family can often really help, but sometimes we need to speak to someone who isn’t part of our lives and is just there to help.
Our personal advisors – Strong Young Minds Personal Advisers can spend time with you talking through what is holding you back in terms of your emotional wellbeing. It could be about anything that’s worrying you. Just fill in our form – or someone else can fill it in for you if you like – and send it back to us (link to referral form).
They can also give you advice on other support you might need or activities you might want to get involved with and they can refer you on for therapy with the CLD Trust’s counsellors if that’s what’s needed.
Fill in the self referral form here:self referral form