Changing Minds is a collection of projects for children, young people and families at Newport Mind. We know that 1 in 10 young people experience a mental health disorder and that roughly 20% of young people will have a mental health problem in any given year.
Being young can be a challenging time and more so when you are experiencing mental health problems. The projects that form Changing Minds have been designed to give children, young people and families the opportunity to access support earlier and improve their confidence and ability to lead full and active lives.
Changing Minds consists of the following projects:
- Families First: Family support that’s delivered in the community to build resilience and develop coping strategies. The Kith n Kin course is a part of this project.
- Whole School Approach: Supporting the mental health and wellbeing of the school community including parents/ carers, school staff and students. This project is a part of a National Campaign from Mind.
- Community Wellbeing: Young people aged 16-25 can access support services such as- peer support, 1 to 1 support and self-management workshops, to improve mental health and wellbeing.
- Befriending project: Young people aged 14-18 can volunteer to go into residential homes to work with the older generation.
- Volunteering: We offer the opportunity for young people aged 16-25 to train as Wellbeing Ambassadors that can support our Changing Minds projects. Ambassadors can also be a part of the #Changeit campaign to help shape young people’s mental health services.
For more information, please email Changingminds@newportmind.org or phone 01633 258 741 and ask for Changing Minds.
We can offer the following opportunities for young people: