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New online resource to support better mental health for the young

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I was struck last week by the excellent and well received presentation at the mental health ministerial advisory group by Dr Raphael Kelvin on ‘MindEd’ -  the UK’s first children and young people’s mental health online programme. Dr Kelvin opened his talk reminding the advisory group of the stark statistics -  50 percent of adult mental disorders are first evident by the age of 14 and  75 percent by the age of 21.


MindEd will provide advice and e-learning resources for anyone who comes into contact with children and young people – from a swimming teacher to a GP, a Brownie leader to a learning support assistant. Its aim - to  improve the experience and outcomes of children, young people and their families, while combating stigma and improving understanding.

MindEd goes live in spring 2014. In the meantime, find out more and follow them on Twitter for the latest developments.

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