The main focus of Elevated Minds is to give young people alternative strategies to improve Mental Health & Wellbeing, focusing on social and emotional development, leadership skills and entrepreneurial skills. We deliver accredited, early intervention programmes to improve the emotional intelligence of predominantly BAME vulnerable young people permanently excluded from mainstream school, on the verge of exclusion or those regularly absent from school. We guide young people to learn alternative strategies that will build self-esteem, build emotional intelligence and resilience by showing them how to think and learn and shift their mindset to determine better future outcomes and increase their locusts of control. Young people will acquire the skills and attitudes necessary to be productive and responsible in their communities and develop their independence.
Young people will feel empowered by developing 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 engagement in the Entrepreneurship Programme.
Young people will be held accountable as they take responsibility for their progress, ultimately giving 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 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 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!