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May 30, 2024
Building Brighter Futures: Innovative Solutions to Youth Mental Health Challenges.

You may have seen in the headlines recently the astonishing number of people who are unable to work due to mental health problems at a cost to the UK economy of several billion. More concerningly there is a significant number of young people within this group. For those young adults who have never worked, the […]

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April 23, 2024
Investing in Youth Wellbeing: Shifting the Focus from Crisis to Opportunity

You may have seen recently in the headlines the astonishing number of people who are unable to work due to mental health problems at a cost to the UK economy of several billion. More concerningly there is a significant number of young people within this group. For those young adults who have never worked the […]

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April 23, 2024
Sailing Through Exam Stress: How to Harness Your Values to Set Your Course

The exam period is almost upon us. Are you feeling a bit lost in the sea of assignments and exams? Are you finding it hard to focus? Perhaps you are worried about even getting started? Trust me, many young people will be feeling exactly the same as you. Here at GRIT, we've taken insights from […]

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March 22, 2024
Navigating the Social Media Storm: A Parent's Guide to Supporting Teen Mental Health

Recent news has brought focus once again to the use of Smart Phones in teenagers with social media giants such as TikTok and Meta in court giving evidence to the US Senate, accused of not doing enough to protect young users from harm. Here in the UK Brianna Ghey’s mother has called for a ban […]

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February 9, 2024
Children's Mental Health Week 2024

It’s children’s mental health week this week which is always a good opportunity to reflect on the progress of young people’s mental health. My reflections include an acknowledgement of how far we have come in raising awareness of mental health in young people and the increase in supportive resources, which is wonderful. It always restores […]

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September 27, 2022
A Masterclass in Resilience

Dr Louise Randall, GRIT Founder Autumn brings about change, with endings and new beginnings, and none more so than this autumn, as we say goodbye to one era and welcome another. Regardless of your feelings about the Monarchy it would be difficult for the passing of Queen Elizabeth II to not evoke some form of […]

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May 16, 2022
The Fight You Don’t See

When we think of boxing, we think of the fight that happens within the ring. That’s put on for our own entertainment under the lights and in front of an audience. We don’t often think of the fights that happen in the background, of the boxers own personal journeys and internal battles.

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March 26, 2022
International Adolescent Health Week

It’s International Adolescent Health Week - a week designed to inspire communities and young people to invest in resources to support the successful transition of adolescents from a child to an adult.

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February 26, 2022
This Does Hurt

My journey with GRIT has been a long one that started as an adolescent with dreams of wanting to ‘change the system (NHS)’ in terms of how it dealt with adolescents.

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February 4, 2022
Introducing – Jo

Hi, I’m Jo, I am so excited to be starting my new job with the NHS as a Mental Health and Wellbeing coach. I have been asked to write this post to introduce myself - this is out of my comfort zone, so please bear with me! So, what can I tell you?

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