On My Mind is a new website hosted by the Anna Freud Centre which aims to empower young people to make informed choices about the mental health support they want, the treatments they receive and the outcomes they desire.
Co-produced with young people, the site consists of 8 free digital resources aimed at those aged up to 25:
Find free mental health support from services local to you
Understand what medical terms and phrases mean with definitions written by young people
Videos and Q&A's to help you know what to expect from working with a mental health professional or service
Know what the referral process is, how to get on and what to do if you're waiting to be seen
Find out what your treatment options are and what the evidence says about each treatment
Top Tips from young people about how to help a friend or relative with their mental health
Understand what your rights are when working with a service
Discover 85 activities which young people have told us help them manage their mental health when they're feeling low and anxious.
We also have a resource section for schools, colleges, workplaces and services where you can download leaflets, posters, flyers and access other resources such as our animations for schools for free.
On My Mind has been co-produced with young people from the start. They have helped us shape the site, write the content and have approved the final product. All content created by young people has also been reviewed and approved by our clinical team. We continue to workshop with young people elements of the page and young people can get involved in our activities and research through the Get Involved page.