London, 5 August 2022: We are delighted to announce that we are now members of the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition (CYPMHC).
The Coalition was launched in the House of Lords in March 2010 and is now hosted by Centre for Mental Health. It aims to bring together leading charities to collaborate on the mental health and wellbeing of infants, children, and young people. The coalition gets its voice heard by jointly responding to government consultations, holding member events, contributing to briefings, and promoting the work of their members.
The vision of the CYPMHC is for all infants, children, and young people to grow up in a society that prioritises, invests in, listens, and attends to their mental health and wellbeing. The group is working towards building a nation where positive mental health is promoted and early intervention practices are in place to secure mentally healthier futures for our children and young people.
YGAM joins other high-profile charities on the coalition such as Mind, The Children’s Society, Young Minds, Samaritans, and UNICEF. The group is chaired by Sir Norman Lamb and operates thanks to the generosity of Zurich Community Trust, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, John Ellerman Foundation and The AIM Foundation (the Funders’ Alliance).
Dr Jane Rigbye, Chief Executive at YGAM said: “The objectives of the coalition align with our charity’s own core values and the work we do to safeguard children and young people. We’re looking forward to working with all organisations involved to share our expertise and insight to ensure the mental health of our future generations is a priority for everyone. We’re passionate about using this platform to raise awareness of the links between mental wellbeing and gaming and gambling to help further prevent and reduce harm.”
You can find out more about the work of the Children and Young People Mental Health Coalition by visiting their website here.