The NYAS latest campaign Looked after Minds highlights the lack of mental health support for care-experienced children is limiting their potential and making them feeling frustrated, helpless and alone. They are calling on the government for urgent action to prioritise the mental health and wellbeing of care-experienced children and young people.
They have launched their Looked After Minds campaign to coincide with World Children’s Day (20th November) – a global day of action for child rights. The campaign report sets out four vital areas for mental health care improvement, along with recommendations as to how positive change can be achieved for care-experienced children and young people.
The four key areas for improvement it highlights are advocacy, entering adulthood, responding to trauma and enabling positive childhood experiences. Read more.