In just over 2 years, Mindkit delivered 418 sessions introducing 18,233 young people across 5 London boroughs, to tools and techniques to manage their wellbeing and develop resilience.
The Mindkit project was an innovative partnership project between four local Minds. Goldsmiths, University of London, has completed and published an evaluation of the Mindkit youth wellbeing project.
The evaluation shows:
- that Mindkit helped “young people to consider mental health and resilience-building in novel ways”
- the impact on young people’s understanding of mental health and wellbeing was significant, with “very meaningful level of increased learning as a result of the session”
There were several factors that made Mindkit unique and successful:
- 151 young people with lived experience of mental health problems were recruited and trained as volunteers to deliver the sessions
- 140 young people helped produce the Mindkit sessions, advising on language, imagery, structure, activities and materials used in the sessions.