About this site

Helping young people in Gloucestershire to cope with life's ups and downs

With the help of children, young people, their families and others, Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group has written a five-year plan called ‘Gloucestershire’s Future in Mind’. The aim of the plan is to try and make things better for children and young people with mental health problems in Gloucestershire.

We found that children and young people want to know what help and support is available to them locally and nationally. They want to know how they can help themselves and which websites they can trust. That is why we have created the ‘On your mind’  website. We hope that this website will mean that you are able to get help when you need it and also do things to make yourself stronger, so you are more able to cope when things are tough.

We are very grateful for the time given to us by Stroud District Youth Council, Gloucestershire Young Carers, Gloucestershire County Council Ambassadors for Vulnerable Children and Young People and the pupils from the High School for Girls in Gloucestershire, who have taken time to tell us what they want from the website and to create the fantastic artwork that really brings the site to life. 

Thank you to Sophie Rae, illustrator for running the art workshop with the young people and inspiring them to create the illustrations for the site.

Please let us know if there is anything else happening in Gloucestershire to help children and young people with their mental health by emailing Vicky Townsend at vicky.townsend@nhs.net.

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Young person using mini paint roller to fill in stencil