What We Do
Young people learn about evidenced-based approaches called ‘The 5 Ways to Wellbeing’ and Mindful Living to look after their mental wellbeing and boost their resilience, which can improve their ability to cope with life’s challenges, their self-confidence and performance.
Mindkit is delivered by a partnership of Local Minds, funded by the Department of Health and evaluated by Goldsmiths, University of London.
Successes So Far
Session Lengths to Suit You
A free 40 or 60 minute interactive session, or a 15 minute Assembly-style session for larger audiences, that fits in with organisations’ and young people’s timetables.
Trainers with Real Life Experience
Mindkit Wellbeing and Resilience Sessions are delivered by trained, DBS-checked Volunteer Youth Wellbeing Trainers who are mainly young themselves (or young at heart!) and speak from their own mental health experiences to inspire others.
Mindkit Wellbeing and Resilience Sessions include activities that introduce young people to two approaches to support their wellbeing: ‘The 5 Ways to Wellbeing’ and Mindful Living.
Online & Printed Information
Every young person attending a session will receive a printed leaflet with wellbeing tips and a wallet card with information about local services. Online access to information about services and resources is also available.
Support for Organisations
Organisations booking Mindkit Sessions for their young people will get help to build their own knowledge around supporting young people’s wellbeing and resilience.
Mindfulness Meditation App
Attendees to the Mindkit sessions will get 12 months, free online access to Headspace, a mindfulness meditation tool (usually worth £54.88). Headspace enables young people to practise mindfulness in their own time. (Parental or guardian consent is required for young people under 18 to use Headspace).