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24 June 2019

On Tuesday 11th June, our Wellbeing and Mental Health Network met for their latest meeting.

The network aims to help youth professionals better support the wellbeing and mental health needs of the young people they work with. The network brings together our members and other interested youth mental health specialists to address the challenges they face in this area. It is also a forum to provide practical support to recipients of the London Youth Development Grant.

Young Minds

Young Minds is a national charity leading the fight to make sure all young people get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life’s difficulties. They provide free and confidential multi-channel counselling services to young people between the ages of 13 and 25 years old. Their vision is that all young people should be able to make informed choices about their physical and mental wellbeing so that they can live better lives.

Claire Gold, Training Consultant, delivered training to the network on anxiety and resilience. among young people. See the notes above for more detail.

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

There are times when we all need some extra support to balance the demands of everyday life both at work and home. To help support our members, London Youth is introducing a free and confidential Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) available for you to access. This service is delivered by Workplace Options, an independent, provider of employee support services. Their staff are specialists in fields such as well-being, family matters, relationship issues, debt management, consumer rights, and much more. Their comprehensive EAP website offers extensive resources including articles, interactive tools and regular online seminars.

  • Your EAP it’s free of charge. It is paid for by London Youth as a support service for all the employees of members.
  • It’s available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
  • Accessible by phone, email and online.
  • The EAP can provide practical information, fact sheets and packs, resource information on support services in your local area and even short-term telephone counselling to help get you back on track.
  • Confidentiality is the foundation of the service and Workplace Options is bound by professional standards regarding confidentiality and the disclosure of details of individuals who have contacted them. London Youth won’t know who has used the service.
  •  Also available in the app.

Get in touch

Look out for the next Wellbeing and Mental Health Network meeting on Thursday 5th September. If you have any questions, please contact Marco Alidoro, Membership Development Officer.

Samuel Howell, Policy Officer

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