Programmes for families, children and young people

Forming a family and parenting is an important part of life, with many changes taking place. Both mothers’ and fathers’ mental health may be affected during this transition, which may influence their child’s mental health.

Parental mental health problems, if untreated, can affect the long-term wellbeing of both parents and children. We work on a variety of innovative projects with children and young people.

Current families, children and young people programmes

Amplifying Maternal Voices

The Amplifying Maternal Voices (AMV) project will spotlight the maternal mental health experiences of mothers from seldom heard communities.

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Becoming a Man

BAM aims to support the personal development and wellbeing of young men aged 13 to 17.

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Feeling Our Way

Feeling our Way provides care-experienced young people with a package of support of digital and physical resources to improve their coping strategies and feelings of social connectedness during the challenging COVID-19 pandemic.

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KidsTime Workshops

KidsTime Workshops provide a fun and safe environment for families affected by mental ill-health to come together and learn how to support each other.

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Mums and Babies in Mind

This programme supports local leaders in four areas of England to improve quality of life for mums with mental health problems.

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The Peer Education Project

The Peer Education Project (PEP) is a secondary school-based educational programme that gives young people the skills and knowledge they need to look after their mental health, and also their peers'.

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Professional Learning Resource for School Staff

The Scotland team has developed a professional learning resource on mental health and wellbeing for all school staff in Scotland.

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Single Parents

Run by single parents for single parents, this programme provides a compassionate, motivated and empowering approach to being a single parent.

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SITUATE project

We run the SITUATE project with the University of Sussex, to help with students’ mental health.

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Sports and mental health

We've joined with Cardiff City Foundation as a Learning Partner to support them with their targeted mentoring programme.

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U OK?

U OK? is our university, college and sixth form based project that aims to give students the skills they need to look after their mental health.

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Young Leaders

The MHF Young Leaders are a diverse group of young people who inform the Foundation’s work with families, children and young people.

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Young Mums Connect

Young Mums Connect is a three-year peer support project for young mothers that uses a creative, whole-family approach to mental health prevention within a community setting.

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Young Mums Together

This is a programme funded by the Big Lottery to develop sustainable hubs of support for young mothers in three London boroughs.

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Resources for schools and families

Our Resources for schools and families programmes have developed a series of resources to help support mental health in children and young people, for parents, caregivers and people working in education.
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