Life can be tough and confusing for everyone at times, but especially so for teenagers. One in four people struggle with their mental health at some point in their lives. Your age, background, gender, race or religion don’t make any difference when it comes to how you do or don’t cope. What matters is knowing how to look after your mental health.
Barnardo's Healthy Minds in Bradford has launched a new website to help young people navigate through their teenage years - it is called Thrive Bradford www.thrivebradford.org.uk
This site has been commissioned by NHS Bradford CCG and developed in partnership by Barnardo's, Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust, Bradford Council and Yoomee Digital Ltd for the young people of Bradford. It is specifically designed to work on mobile phones, as well as PCs and laptops.
The site has been developed with the support and input of a group of young people from Barnardo's who raised the issue of the transition between Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and adult mental health services when they attended a City CCG Governing Body meeting. That was to enable young people to make a difference, tackle stigma around mental health and improve how services view their users.
All content on Thrive Bradford has been written in partnership with CAMHS specialist clinicians and educational psychologists from Bradford Council. It reflects Barnardo's commitment to using digital solutions to help children and young people access information. Click here for more information.