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The Pan American Highway challenge 2018 is in support of Heads Together. Heads Together is composed of eight charity partners all of which are actively helping individuals and families battle mental health as well as raising awareness. The charity partners are Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, Best Beginnings, CALM, Contact, Mind, Place2Be, The Mix and Young Minds. Here you can read case studies of those who have sought help from these charities and the effects they've had on their lives.

March 7, 2018

12-year-old Shannon's mum said, "I just don't know what to do anymore, I can't take this every morning." Her daughter refused to go to school so she had to bring her there and back each day, putting a strain on the family.

Shannon struggled to concentrate in lessons, ap...

February 13, 2018

7-year-old Matthew is deaf. Although he has some partial hearing, he needs to look at people as they are talking to understand them fully.

Matthew's teachers knew about this when he started school, but they became worried that something other than his disability was hol...

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Place2Be provides in-school support to improve the emotional wellbeing of pupils, families and school staff, and expert training for professionals working with children. The charity helps children cope with emotional challenges so they can have brighter futures.

March 12, 2018

“I was at a point where I didn’t know what to do anymore, I’d exhausted my abilities as a mum. But the Helpline picked me up — me and my family. They made me see that I wasn’t going mad and that there was a way forward, we had a plan. I remember coming off the phone an...

February 19, 2018

“It was the first moment I felt like I had real influence. It was special because, when you have depression, you don’t feel like much of what you do has an impact on the world.”

YoungMinds Activist 2017

Our YoungMinds Activist Program is a three-year program structured a...

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YoungMinds is the UK's leading charity championing the wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. Driven by their experience, YoungMinds creates change so that children and young people can cope with life's adversities, find help when needed, and succeed in life.