YMCA was established in 1844 and is the largest and oldest youth charity in the world, helping more than 58 million people in 119 countries. Their Right Here project in Brighton and Hove is a youth-led award-winning project promoting the health and wellbeing of children and young people through education, campaigning and influencing.
They made this guide because they identified that there was a lack of support for parents and carers whose children had experienced mental health difficulties.
This guide was designed by young volunteers aged 16-25 from the YMCA’s Right Here project, but it was informed by parents and carers who gave their time to talk to the YMCA about their experiences. You will also find quotes and tips from young people too. There a section in the middle pages of this guide, which you can give to a young person who may benefit.
This guide is a way of drawing all experiences together, positive and negative, and helping other parents and carers who are trying to support young people.
You can read the guide here