WELLBEING SKILLS FOR LIFE,
FOR YOUR SCHOOL'S WHOLE COMMUNITY.
Wellbeing has become a buzzword in schools that strikes confusion in the hearts of many. This Is Me simplifies complicated wellbeing strategies and instead embeds strong communication and accountability at the core of your community.
Move away from wellbeing box ticking and discover talks and training programmes that leave your community feeling strong, compassionate and ready to take on the world's meaningful problems.
THIS IS OUR
Our mission is to see all young people leave school with the strength, kindness and accountability that will not only see them thrive but also empower them to go on and make a difference in the world.
Our mentoring programmes embed a mentoring culture in the school community. They give staff and pupils the skills to build each other up as rounded humans, not just exam-passing whizzkids.
Research shows that despite society’s best efforts to remove the stigma from mental health, young people’s wellbeing is steadily declining - and that was before the pandemic.
It is time to think about things differently.
Our Mentoring Programmes step away from unhelpful mental health labels, by giving staff and pupils the confidence to have proactive conversations about how they are feeling. Mentoring addresses the unconscious bias we all hold about mental health and provides the opportunity to support without having to be a specialist.
I am Miff Martinek, This Is Me. founder, School Health and Wellbeing Coach and ex-Samaritans Volunteer.
After years of working with teens who struggled to manage their wellbeing, it was clear that knowing how to speak about emotions in a constructive way is holding not only young people, but most of us back. I worked with countless young people who were leaving school with straight A's, but behind closed doors questioned whether they deserved to be alive. This is not what being an adolescent should be.
This Is Me Mentoring is the culmination of my years of experience as a School Well-being Coach, Samaritan's volunteer and exacerbation at how poorly our society deals with mental health problems. Humans thrive on real connections and purpose. When we have the ability to talk about how we feel without any pressure, we not only avoid the many mental health pitfalls seen in today's society, but we can thrive and make a difference in the world.
Let's raise the next generation not just to recognise their mental health challenges and seek a label or diagnosis. Let's give them the skills to catch problems early and chat through them before they grow. It is time to raise the bar. Let's raise young people with the strength, kindness and accountability to thrive, have fun and make a meaningful difference in the world.
If you are ready to find out how to do this for your pupils, I can't wait to hear from you.