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Young People's Mental Health (YPMH)

YPMH

YPMH work to improve the lives of young people by facilitating innovative approaches to resolve mental health conditions…

The William Templeton Foundation for Young People’s Mental Health (YPMH) is a charitable foundation working to improve the lives of young people by facilitating innovative approaches to resolve mental health conditions.

YPMH was established in memory of Will Templeton, by his parents Anne and Peter, and his brother John. The family’s aspiration is to enable the ‘joining-up’ of excellent research and practice across the many fields associated with young people’s mental health to improve prevention, identification, diagnosis and treatment of conditions such as depression and anxiety.

Our vision and mission

We are working towards a better future for young people, where mental health problems are significantly reduced in prevalence and severity.

Our mission is to:

  • Reduce the number of young people who experience mental health problems, particularly anxiety and depression,
  • Help young people enter adulthood with greater resilience to mental health conditions, and thereby
  • Reduce the number of young people who take their own lives.


We strive to help build a future where:

  • The pathways and mechanisms of key mental health disorders, especially depression and anxiety, are understood and widely applied to innovations in practice and policy.
  • Knowledge and skills for protecting and nurturing mental health are available to young people and their families, and to practitioners.
  • Healthcare policy and practice address the ‘whole self’ at the earliest appropriate points in the development cycle of mental health conditions.