Evolving Minds is a youth forum where young people are working alongside NHS to make services more young people friendly. We are passionate about giving young people a platform for their voices to be heard and to use there experiences of using our health services to make improvements.
Many of our young advisors have accessed Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) although this is not essential to be a member, we are looking for passionate young people that want to work with us to make services that young people use better. There is also training and volunteering opportunities for members , your travel expenses are reimbursed and we also have outings with expenses covered.
We hold monthly meetings at Highfields Children’s Centre Leicester, and our new group is starting at Barwell Community House, Hinckley 29th June 6-8pm.
Young people are welcome to bring someone along with them for support
What is Kooth.com?
In Leicester City, Leicestershire and Rutland children and young people aged 11-18 can now access counselling online through our Kooth website.
Kooth.com is an award winning FREE online counselling and wellbeing service, providing emotional and psychological support and advice for children and young people.
Kooth.com is Anonymous, Confidential, Safe and Easy to use – Young people can make up their username when they sign up and chat privately with a trainer counsellor, or get involved in our magazine and online community or through our forums.
Available when young people need it – 24 hours. Messaging and chat rooms open till 10pm – 365 days per year to drop in and talk to someone. Counsellors are available from 12 noon till 10pm, Monday to Friday and from 6pm-10pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Professional and personal – Young people can read about and choose which counsellor to contact. All our online counsellors are qualified, experienced and have enhanced DBS checks.
Flexible – Young people have the choice to drop in when they want, or if preferred can arrange a booked time to talk with a counsellor.
A joined up service –We link with schools, community based services and health services to make sure young people get the best help they need at the time they need it.
If you’re struggling with how you feel and need a talk, we are hear to listen. We aim to provide a safe & supportive environment for young people to meet up. The group is facilitated by understanding staff who can support you with problems, signposting, activities reduce social isolation & help to improve confidence.