Deliver Local, Peer-Led, Youth Wellbeing Services

Bring the Mindkit Youth Wellbeing programme to Your Local Mind Area

5 young people portraits

What is Mindkit?

Mindkit is a peer-led, mental health resilience programme, delivered by specially trained young volunteers who have personal experience of emotional wellbeing difficulties and/or mental health problems. It teaches practical coping and resilience strategies for good mental health and emotional wellbeing, to young people aged 14 to 25 years old.

Mindkit recruits, trains, supports and develops young adults aged 18 to 30 years old, with personal experience of emotional wellbeing difficulties, to perform the role of Volunteer Youth Wellbeing Trainers (YWTs).

While volunteering, Youth Wellbeing Trainers work towards personal and professional development goals including entering or moving towards employment.

Trained Youth Wellbeing Trainers deliver high-quality short, one-off Wellbeing and Resilience Sessions (WR Sessions) to groups of young people aged 14 to 25 years old in organisational settings such as schools, colleges, university, youth and community services and community-based organisations. Volunteer Youth Wellbeing Trainers are expected to volunteer with the project for 12 months.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at World Mental Health Day 2015 event

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge experienced a Mindkit session in 2015

Between 2014 and 2017, Mindkit….

  • delivered 418 sessions
  • introduced 18,233 young people tools and techniques managing their wellbeing and developing resilience
  • recruited and trained 151 volunteers

…across 5 London boroughs.

Feedback About Mindkit

“[The Mindkit session] exceeded the expectation in how well it was pitched, the quality of speakers, the pace and the relevance.”

“[Mindkit is an] Important thing that students need. It is time to talk about things like this.”

“Teachers begin to realise that this is a focus that they need to take, and it [Mindkit] empowers them to address that.”

License Mindkit for Your Local Mind

Mindkit is available for you to use and deliver in your local area under license from Bromley Lewisham & Greenwich Mind, Mind in City, Hackney & Waltham Forest, Mind in Harrow and Richmond Borough Mind.

You will be provided with an operational guide, resources and materials covered by the Mindkit Licence, suggesting the optimum delivery methods we identified during the three-year period in which Mindkit was piloted (2014-2017) with support from the Department of Health.

By licensing Mindkit, you will find out how to:

  1. Establish Mindkit in your local area
  2. Recruit and support volunteers
  3. Deliver Wellbeing and Resilience sessions
  4. Market Mindkit in your area
  5. Measure the impact of your work.

To find out more contact:

Dominic Parkinson (at Bromley, Lewisham & Greenwich Mind)

Telephone

01689 606204

Email