We listen to and learn from children and young people, work with them to build better solutions, and amplify their voices to aid better understanding of mental health conditions.
We work with those who bring up children and young people or work directly with them, from parents to foster carers, teachers, social workers and mental health professionals – those who know children and young people; designing approaches around the needs of young people then scaling them up; empowering the parents, carers and millions of professionals working with children and learning from them.
If we can deliver this across three fronts, we can transform the mental health of this and the next generation – creating a more compassionate society for everyone.
When someone you know dies, the grief that follows can be a really difficult and painful process. People are sometimes surprised by just how painful it can be, and just how long the process can last.
A guide on traumatic bereavement for children and young people has been created by the UK Trauma Council. The guide will help you learn about traumatic bereavement and what might help if you are worried about yourself or someone else.
The UK Trauma Council is hosted and supported by the Anna Freud Centre.
The AFC Crisis Messenger text service provides free, 24/7 crisis support for young people across the UK.
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need support, you can text AFC to 85258.