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Future in mind: the story so far

The Future in Mind strategy promises wide-ranging improvements to mental health provision for children and young people. Joe Lepper looks at the key proposals and assesses progress made to date.

Immigration health surcharge

Kamena Dorling, head of policy and public affairs, examines the impact on young migrants of the increased immigration health surcharge that must be paid when making an immigration application.

Youth Work Sessions: Smoking cessation

Before starting to facilitate any of these activities on smoking cessation, it is important to consider that some young people may already be regular or occasional smokers. This does not mean that they will all be ready to give up. But after raising awareness through these activities, they may consider it, or be ready to try, so please have details of local smoking cessation support available.

Advice on... Alcohol and sex

Young people are more likely to engage in risky sexual activity after consuming alcohol. FPA's Clare Fanstone offers advice on how to discuss the dangers of mixing alcohol and sex, and looks at the impact such behaviour can have on young people's lives.

Advice on ... First aid

Young people are more prone to cuts and scrapes than adults, which means youth professionals need to be prepared for when injuries occur. Clive James from St John Ambulance looks at the equipment and training available to youth workers.

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