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National Mind have launched an online survey for Young People. If you're between 13 and 24 years old it's a safe space for you to tell Mind what you think about mental health and well-being.

You can fill it in anonymously. It'll take about 10 minutes to complete and can be accessed by laptop, tablet or smartphone. Here is the link:



This Saturday, New Vic Education's The Sad Club returns to our stage following its success at the National Theatre's Connections Festival.

We'd love you to join us for this very special show, created by our Youth Theatre, for young local people.

The Sad Club
By Luke Barnes
Directed by Katherine Hughes
With music by Adam Pleeth

Sat 20 July 2.15pm & 7.30pm

Tickets: FREE

“It’s ok. I know your head’s fallen off and I just want you to know everyone’s has.”

Life. Love. Family. Navigating the perils of growing up, young people have their own unique ways to figure out what it’s all about, eventually discovering we’re really all part of the same ‘Sad Club’.

A riotous piece of gig theatre, The Sad Club mixes live music, bold new writing and laugh-out-loud comedy to give a glimpse into what growing up is like for young people today.

Suitable for all those who have ever been teenagers, this play is performed by the New Vic Youth Theatre.

Get your free tickets by calling our
Box Office Team on 01782 717962.


On Saturday some members of Younger Mind, including members of the Speak Up Space Team completed the Uttoxeter Color Obstacle Rush to raise money for local projects.

From left to right Sarah Blood, Robert Shaw, Zo Brown & Ryan Smith completed the course and had a proper laugh, raising £100's of pounds in the process.


We are pleased to announce that the instant messaging service on Speak Up Space will ALSO be available on a Tuesday from 8pm to Midnight starting on Tuesday 19th March 2019.

Remember that you can access the instant messaging service via by clicking the speech bubble in the bottom right of the website when the service is open (Tuesday 8pm-Midnight, Wednesday 4pm-8pm & Thursday 4pm to 9pm).

You can talk about anything that affects your mental health or emotional well-being.

#Speak Up


In the first few weeks the 'Info & Advice' is the most visited section of the website. We'll be updating it regularly so don't forget to check back for other useful websites, self-help guides and much more . . . . . 

Remember, if there's something that helps you and you think it may help someone else then complete the form in the 'Tell us what you think' section of this website. If we can, we'll include it on so other young people can benefit.

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We are pleased to announce that since launch night young people have been visiting this website and accessing the instant messaging service for support by talking to someone from Speak Up Space.

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15/02/19 launched successfully yesterday at the Co-Operative Academy in Tunstall. The Lord Mayor (Councillor Lillian Dodd) helped us celebrate along with Kelly's Legacy who funded the project and students from the Co-Op Academy, Jamie Wilkinson and Shamila Begum, who named the website and designed the logo.

A huge thank you to everyone who made this possible.

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Stoke Sentinel Launch Article

14/02/19 launched today on February 14th 2019. You can see what support is available to help look after your mental health and emotional wellbeing across Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire.

There are some self-help resources, including apps, videos and links to websites to help you find coping strategies and support yourself and others. supports an Instant Messaging Service for Live Minds where you can access live support online on a Wednesday and Thursday from your phone or tablet.

We’d love to hear your feedback via the interact section and you can even help support each other by posting on the # of the Month.

Visit and check it out.

#Speak Up