A new poll by the charity YoungMinds of young people with mental health problems reveals three quarters were offered no support when waiting for treatment. With Government figures showing 4,842 young people with mental health problems waiting over 13 weeks last year for treatment these are shocking figures. Being placed on a waiting list can make people feel despondent and uncertain as to where to turn to for help.
In response to these issues Young Minds, with the support of Comic Relief, is launching myheadhurts.org.uk a unique website for young people with mental health problems. With one in ten young people suffering from a serious mental health problem the site will be a vital resource.