MindMate Families

MindMate Families is Oblong's course for parents who want to give their children calmer, more confident, happier lives. We're currently running the course in several schools in Leeds and hope to make it available in more schools in 2017. 

Here are some useful links for parents and young people:

Help in Leeds for children and young people:
https://www.mindmate.org.uk/im-a-young-person/whats-in-leeds-for-me/

Information and support for parents in Leeds 
https://www.mindmate.org.uk/im-a-parent-or-carer/

Information about a whole range of topics for parents who are worried about their children
http://www.youngminds.org.uk/for_parents/worried_about_your_child

The hot air balloon ride - a guided relaxation for children:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlv6Y1tq1sQ

Finger breathing - a useful way for children (and adults) to calm themselves in stressful situations
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sh79w9pn9Cg

 

About the MindMate Families course

Modern life can be tough for children:
 

  • Bullying
  • Anger
  • Low self-esteem
  • Isolation
  • School stress
  • Anxiety

Mindmate is a seven-week course for parents that will give you tried and tested methods for helping your children bounce back from stressful and difficult times. It’s free of charge and coming soon to your child’s school.

Every week, in a small group, we’ll learn some ideas that you can use as a family to teach your children better ways to keep themselves calm, positive and happy. It’s a good chance to share ideas and experiences with other parents and work out how you can put them into practice in your family.

We believe that all parents are experts - experts in their own children, who know them better than anyone and want the best for them. Parents are also the most important teachers that their children will ever have and this course will help your teach your children the skills they need for a happier, calmer, more confident life.