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What do 18-year-olds really think about the world today?

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What do 18-year-olds really think about the world today?

The findings of our Young People and The Environment survey impelled us to do what we can to help those who need it.

Turning 18 in 2020 is definitely not the carefree experience many of us were so lucky to enjoy. It’s sadly no surprise that concerns around physical and mental health are at the forefront of young people’s minds in the UK. Now more than ever, young people need all the support they can get.

That is why, this Christmas, we have chosen to donate 15% of all our direct website sales to youth mental health charity YoungMinds. The crisis in young people’s mental health is publicly spoken about, however that doesn’t make it any less tragic.

One in six young people aged 16-24 has symptoms of a common mental disorder, such as depression or an anxiety disorder. One in 12 young people self harm.

1 in 12 young people self harm

Behind every statistic is a real young person, in urgent need of help. Help which often arrives too late, if at all. Under 1% of the total NHS budget is spent on children and young people’s mental health services. The average median waiting time for children in 2017/18 was five weeks to receive an initial assessment, and nine weeks to receive treatment.

Through their work, YoungMinds are changing this. They know that the earlier young people can access the correct support, the more chances there are to avoid it reaching crisis point.

Whether the individual needs specialist mental health support, a reassuring conversation, or even just to know that they are not alone in their feelings, YoungMinds’ mission is to ensure that all young people get the help they need, as quickly as possible.

only 1% of NHS budget goes to youth mental healthservices

The donations from:

  • 15 Mooncup sales will pay for information packs to raise awareness and break down the stigma of mental health in schools
  • 45 Mooncup sales will ensure 10 Helpline Volunteers are on the end of the phone to provide information and support to distressed parents
  • 90 Mooncup sales will support training for Young Activists to have the skills and confidence to speak about mental health issues
  • 121 Mooncup sales could help 10 parents and carers get the advice and support they need to improve their child’s mental health through the Parents Helpline.

If you are not looking to purchase a Mooncup® or if you have one already, not to worry – we have set up a GoFundMe page so that you can donate directly to YoungMinds without having to buy anything. 

15% of all direct website sales, from Tuesday 1st December – Friday 25th Dec, will be donated to YoungMinds.

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*447 participants took part in this research, 49.7% male and 50.3% female population sample. This is a representation sample of 776k 18-year-old population in the UK creating a 4% margin of error with a 95% confidence level. Research conducted independently by the market research company Aviatrix.


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