WELLBEING SKILLS FOR LIFE,
FOR YOUR SCHOOL'S WHOLE COMMUNITY.
It is the greatest time in history to be a creative, ambitious young person. For those people, there are incredible opportunities to create a dream career and life.
Most importantly, there are some big challenges in the world that young people can and will solve with creativity, kindness and accountability.
For secondary schools, developing young people with strong mental wellbeing is top of the agenda.
At This Is Me Mentoring, we support schools to not only strengthen the wellbeing of their pupils, but develop empowered young people who will go on to realise their amazing potential.
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 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.
The message around mental health and wellbeing has been doom and gloom for too long.
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.