A new mental health portal www.themindmap.co.uk has launched today.
Launched by Liverpool-based mental health organisation The Mind Map, the platform is the result of a three-year research project carried out between The Mind Map and leading organisations with Mental Health at the centre of their agenda with contributions from Liverpool John Moores University, Imperial College London and the NHS amongst others.
Founder Phil Bridges, a Youth Mental Health First Aid instructor and Adolescent Mental Health university lecturer said: “We all have mental health – good or bad. But our research uncovered what we suspected – that young people don’t feel they have access to the support they need, in a format that is accessible and relevant to their everyday lives. Our latest quantitative study into online mental health provisions showed a staggering 88.5% of students at Liverpool John Moores University felt that there were not enough online provisions available.
The Mind Map are aligning action with awareness and promoting a New Normal where people can talk as openly about their emotions, as they’d talk about last night’s game or the latest TV series. Browsing their immersive magazine section leads you to international musicians and Premier League footballers talking about everything from anxiety to grief and how they have dealt with their respective life challenges and mental health issues. This creates dialogue, reduces stigma and helps put Mental Health front-and-centre as an important issue to the young adults of the UK and their welfare.Visit www.themindmap.co.uk @themindmapco