MINDSTARS HAVE REACHED OVER 5,000 CHILDREN AND FAMILIES SO FAR
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Welcome To MINDSTARS CIC
MINDSTARS Community Interest Company, based in North East England, was founded in 2020 to alleviate the mental health crisis our children are facing. We have a wonderful team behind us who are all passionate about making a societal change in the way we approach mental health with our children.
Who We Are
The latest government statistics show that 1 in 6 children are likely to develop a diagnosable mental health disorder in the UK. This equates to 3 children in every classroom.
Mindstars work to support the wellbeing of children and their families. We believe by educating children earlier in mental health topics, we will be able to break down the stigma, and positively change the outlook for future generations.
What We Do
Mindstars will soon be opening the doors to our Star Hub in 2021.
Our Hub will support children and families within our community with workshops, mental health after school clubs, creativity classes, parent and carer groups, and free support to children and families living in poverty.
Our mental health and wellbeing resources are available to children, families and schools.
Our resources are fun, engaging, and cover many mental health and wellbeing topics to educate and engage children.
Mindstars are currently working on an Educational Technology (EdTech) app aligned to the new Mental Health Curriculum, and our business mission of proactively educating and empowering children in Mental Health.
This is currently in Prototype stage with Newcastle University!
Mindstars are delivering our A Journey Through Space & Mind
mental health activity books to 9,000 children in the North East for FREE!
Covid-19 Response Project
On the 9th September 2020, we delivered wellbeing packages to food banks within our community. This has enabled us to extend our reach in delivering vital Covid-19 wellbeing support to 500 vulnerable children and families living in poverty.
“It has never been more important to address children’s mental health. We are already seeing the effects of COVID-19 on the children in the communities where we work. It is vital that children are put at the heart of recovery plans. The North East is one of the most deprived areas in the UK, with many families living in poverty. Our focus with our wellbeing project, with funding from Tesco Bags of Help, was to reach out to those vulnerable families. We have now reached over 500 families with children ensuring the most vulnerable in our community have access to mental health advice and support amid this global crisis we are facing”.
Rebecca Hetherington, founder and CEO of Mindstars
MINDSTARS are currently working on an educational technology (EdTech) project!
Our project, which is currently in prototype stage with Newcastle University, will provide children with access to an innovative, engaging and educational mental health app to encourage children to take the lead on their mental health journey.
MINDSTARS believe to inspire children to take charge of their mental health, we need to directly engage them not only in the classroom, but at home, and this needs to be focused on how children learn more effectively in the new digital era.
Mental health education made fun!
Covid-19 KIDS TALK Lockdown
Bella Age 9
The virus and lockdown has been really stressful because I've missed stuff I have been looking forward to and I’ve not been able to see my friends. Homeschooling has been difficult because I've not had a teacher or my classmates there like normal. My Grandparents live in Norway and I worry I won't get to see them for a long time.
Joel, Age 6
The virus has made me sad that I can't see my friends. I really miss being at school and football club. I'll really miss my teacher and I'm worried school will be different when we go back. I've sometimes worried about people I know getting sick.
I've really struggled because I can't see my friends. I'm worried about not having the same teacher that I had last year. School will be different. Although I have still had some fun, I have missed my friends a lot. I've also been worried that people I know might get the virus, especially my Grandma.
Lana, Age 7
Jude Age 8
The virus made things different, but not all bad, like getting to stay home and having time with my brother and play online with my friends. But it did make me feel sad too because I know lots of people died. I wish I could have gone to see my Nana, but she lives in Spain so we haven’t been able to see her.