Anxend Ltd

We build and deliver innovative online programmes which increase access to mental health support for children, families and schools struggling with childhood mental health by focusing on anxiety.

Anxiety is our focus because it precedes and coexists with other mental health issues, making early detection and management crucial.

We offer immediate access to programmes for children, parents and young adults, alongside e-learning courses for schools designed by our team of clinical experts and delivered by supervised peer-peer coaches. These programmes empower not only families but also schools with evidence-based learning. Our programme has been created to provide the family and children with the tools and skills to build resilience in the face of anxiety. Starting with an assessment to understand the family’s unique circumstances, our solution is built around the child’s unique experience of anxiety.

How does your organisation contribute to preventing suicide and supporting those affected by it?

We adopt a whole family coaching method to deal with childhood mental health issues and involve the parents. Our coaches work to improve mental health conditions via our medically designed programme to equip the child to better understand their condition and how to cope better with it. We contribute to suicide prevention by early intervention, identifying early onset of mental health conditions that can worsen leading to suicidal thoughts later down the line.

What are your current priorities?

Work with schools to change the environment and with the parents as well, we use an approach that involves the “village” around the child that can better support their mental health. Changing the environment around the child helps to make talking about mental health more normal so they are able to seek help sooner and feel less alone or shame in doing so.

What challenges are you currently facing?

More and more young people coming onto our coaching programme with serious mental health issues affecting their entire lives. Social media being something that is more and more common as a factor in mental health decline.