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Mindkit Youth Wellbeing Project

Mindkit Youth Wellbeing Project

To book a free Wellbeing & Mindful Living session for your school, college, or youth organisation, contact us now

CONTACT Rachel Deeds – Trainer and Volunteer Coordinator 
Email: r.deeds@mindinharrow.org.uk  Tel: 020 8515 7853 

Mindkit is funded by the Volunteering Fund and is a partnership with other local Mind associations across London:  Bromley & Lewisham Mind; City & Hackney Mind; Richmond Mind

What is Mindkit?

The Mindkit project aims to:

  • Empower people in Harrow aged 18-30yrs with lived experience of mental health problems to become Peer Trainers
  • Improve the wellbeing of young people in Harrow aged 14-25yrs through free wellbeing and resilience workshops

5 Ways to Wellbeing:

  • connect
  • be active
  • take notice
  • learn
  • give

How does Mindkit work?

Peer Trainers will be offered free training and the opportunity to gain a Level 4 qualification on a Train the Trainer course, specializing in Wellbeing.

As an accredited trainer, we will support you to become part of our training team to deliver wellbeing sessions once a month to young people in Harrow, in different settings such as schools, colleges, youth centers and other organisations supporting young people.

The sessions will focus on common mental health problems for young people, improving the knowledge and understanding of wellbeing strategies and increasing the resilience of young people in Harrow. 

The project is a great opportunity for 18-30 years old to achieve an accredited certificate, to gain experience working and supporting other young people, and for personal development e.g. increasing confidence, skills, and experience that can be applied to work and other areas of life.

Please note: we are not currently recruiting volunteers for this project.

    Mindkit in the news – a royal visit!

    The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge chatted to Mind in Harrow staff, volunteers, and services users when they visited the Mindkit youth wellbeing project to mark World Mental Health Day on 10th October 2016.

    Mindkit volunteer trainer Yasmin Roble talked to the Duke when he sat in on their group session discussing mental health.  “He was so sweet” she said.  “He said we were heroes, and that he wanted the voices of young people to be amplified”.

    Mindkit volunteers were joined by Time to Change young ambassadors and other young people from the Harrow Mind shop, Harrow Active Minds project, and Harrow Talking Therapies service at the event at Harrow College.

    Time to Change young champion Vithuja Balasingam gave a moving speech about her experiences and said that she wanted to “remind everyone that it’s okay to talk without being afraid or ashamed".

    Chief Executive of national Mind Paul Farmer said “we are delighted that the Duke and Duchess have chosen to join us to help amplify the vital message that it’s time to talk about mental health”

    You can read volunteer Hansi's perspective on the Mindkit website.

    Photo credit: Shaun James Cox / Mind in Harrow