Young people's mental health is essential and yet more and more young people are experiencing difficulties; depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and self-worth, issues around eating, self-harm and suicide are all increasing.

Whilst there is some good work happening, there remain significant gaps in provision, especially at an early stage. Mind BLMK's Youth in Mind project aims to work with young people, those that support them and others in our local communities to develop and deliver a range of options to improve this.

You can help us do this by donating. We are aiming to have the project up and running early in 2017, working directly with young people, their families and friends, to help them design services that work for them. The early work we have done suggests that current support doesn't fit the bill - young people don't want support at school, or in clinics, but at a time and a place that suits them. That's what we are aiming to do.

Every donation can help us reach our target. And every donation can make a real difference to the lives of young people.