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The main focus of Elevated Minds is to give young people alternative strategies to improve Mental Health & Wellbeing, to build self-esteem, to build emotional intelligence, to increase self-value and to significantly improve the belief that they can have a better future.
Young people will feel empowered as they develop their self-awareness, self-knowledge and self-insight through a strengths-based coaching approach. Their first step to a successful self is engagement and participation in the IDENTITY Project, followed by engagement in the Leadership Project and finally engagement in the Entrepreneurship Programme.
Young people will be held accountable as they take responsibility for their own progress which will ultimately give them purpose to their lives.
Elevated Minds recognises that, in addition to young people, the need to support school staff, key professionals and parents is imperative. We provide a parent’s programme accredited by NCFE and a Basic Coaching Skills training programme for professionals. Our focus is on the whole child which will ensure that all young people are guided and given opportunities to be who they want and need to be in order to turn their dreams into a reality.
Imagine for a moment that you are a young person. You attend school, you hang out with friends, you like some lessons, dislike others, you don’t really know what you want to do in the future and you barely know what you want to do right now. Now imagine if I told you that we can help you to identify who you are, build your confidence and support you with setting goals that can significantly change your life. What would you say...?
Elevated Minds was formed by Doreen Sinclair-McCollin and Akeila Browne as a result of working with vulnerable young people who were permanently excluded from mainstream schools. Many of the young people had very low self-esteem, believing that they were incapable of academic success or academic progress. Their attitude toward the education system was very much ‘nothing to lose, nothing to gain!’
Strategies to support Mental Health during lockdown.
SPONSORS & FUNDERS
So Dapaah Clothing - sponsor of Elevated Minds CIC, providing outfits for participants at the EM Launch at City Hall.
Positive Futures Fund (PFF) / Southwark – Elevated Minds is one of the successful recipients of Southwark’s Positive Futures Fund. Our application successfully secured funding from the Phase 2 allocations to deliver The IDENTITY Project and also the Leadership Project.
I donated to Elevated Minds because I have had the opportunity of meeting the Elevated Minds team and working alongside them as an amateur photographer at some of their events. I have seen for myself how helpful they have been for young, vulnerable children, who no one else had believed in or given a chance to. I myself was also given a chance, as a recent first-year photography student dropout, to showcase my potential, whilst dealing with other personal issues that had made me doubt myself and my future. I am thankful to Doreen and the Elevated Minds team for helping me and others to see that there is indeed more to us than what we may have limited our own beliefs too. Also, for giving me the opportunity to realise that I am more than capable of following my dreams, despite things not going to my original plan, and me not being able to see any other route on my own.
Tel: 07809 148771
Skype: Doreen Sinclair-McCollin