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Beyond: Committed to making a difference to the mental health of young people

Raising money to help other organisations and schools that are underfunded or underutilised and are committed to giving out grants which will truly make a difference to the mental health of young people.

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Beyond are a youth mental health charity that exists to improve young people’s mental health in the UK.

We campaign to make a difference and bring about change before the point of crisis.

What do Beyond do?

We are a youth mental health charity that exists to improve young people’s mental health in the UK. Led by the well-known activist and founder Jonny Benjamin MBE and CEO Louisa Rose, we are driven by an incredibly passionate youth board who are determined to instil new attitudes and drive change so that young people can go ‘beyond just surviving’.

The three pillars that underpin our work are:

  • Advocating for change
  • Improving access to mental health provisions
  • Funding urgent youth mental health support

Today’s youth board brings together a group of youth mental health activists – all volunteers – united by personal lived experiences and determined to move beyond words in order to create real change. These members are the charity’s heart and soul — the idea generators, campaign drivers and future changemakers.

For the youth board, failure is not an option.

What is the Beyond Youth board?

The Beyond youth board are all united by personal lived experience of mental ill health from suicide bereavement, psychosis, OCD, schizophrenia or borderline personality disorder to depression, anxiety, childhood trauma, neurodiversity and a spectrum of other mental health challenges, they draw strength from each other and turn it into powerful campaign work.

From championing mental health days in schools to reframing the way the UK addresses grief education, the youth board are the drivers of the charity.
Beyond: Committed to making a difference to the mental health of young people
Beyond: Committed to making a difference to the mental health of young people

Projects helped by Beyond

Trauma and Mental Health training

In Leicester, a SEMH secondary school saw a sharp rise in children experiencing self-harm, anxiety and depression. Our grant enabled the school to pay for two members of staff to get their Diplomas in Trauma and Mental Health-Informed Schools and Communities, so that they could respond effectively to the children who were vulnerable.

Funding school bereavement support

We recently funded a secondary school in north London to provide a counsellor to help support an increase in mental health distress due to a school bereavement.

Animal-assisted therapy

A primary school in Essex saw a huge increase in children displaying anxiety since returning to school after lockdown. We were able to fund animal-assisted therapy for eight of their children. The school reported that their children really benefited from the sessions and they received incredibly positive feedback from the parents, one saying that: “I’m over the moon with how you have helped my daughter through her difficult times… your two dogs that my daughter sees help her so much.”

Initiatives helped by Beyond

Anna Freud Centre

We awarded our first grant to the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families to support them in developing emergency resources for young people’s mental health in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic:

Quinn’s Retreat

Quinn’s Retreat in County Durham was setup by parents Tracey and David after they tragically lost both their children Quinn and Dyllon to suicide in less than a year of each other.

The retreat offers a safe space for other families who have been bereaved by suicide.

How do I find out more about Beyond?

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For Mental health initiatives that have been helped visit


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