Who are we?
Healthy Minds Lincolnshire provide emotional wellbeing support for children and young people up to 19 years old. If you have a special educational need or disability or are a care leaver we can see you up to the age of 25.
Everyone at some point might find it hard to cope with how they are feeling or what is happening in their life. HML provides early support when you start to feel that life is getting out of control and you need some help to cope.
Our teams are made up of a variety of professionals. All staff are referred to as HML Practitioners and have a nursing, social work, counsellor, teaching, or mental health background.
What is emotional wellbeing?
Emotional wellbeing is about being happy, confident, having good relationships and being able to cope with everyday events.
We can help you with:
- Exam stress
- Interpersonal Skills
- Low mood
- Low self-esteem
- Low body confidence
- Coping with change
If you would like support please speak to your teachers or alternatively call the Lincolnshire Here4You advice line on 0800 234 6342. If you are under 16 we will usually need to speak to your parents.
What we offer
The support we offer is based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques, which are designed to help you think about things differently and learn to cope in a more positive way.
We can support you by:
- Directing you to use self-help
- Workshops delivered online or at school to small groups of children or young people as a one off session
- Virtual groups delivered to a small number of young people.
- One to one sessions with a Practitioner. These are typically delivered virtually within a school or community setting.
Our service has created a range of online workshops to be completed from the comfort of your own home. These workshops are designed to provide children and young people and their families with the opportunity to learn new strategies to help manage a variety of emotional wellbeing concerns.
We currently have the following workshops available:
- Survival guide to change workshop
- Managing worries and anxious feelings workshop
- Managing angry feelings workshop
- Staying Emotionally Healthy Workshop (Primary)
- Staying Emotionally Healthy Workshop (Secondary)
- Building Positive Self-esteem Workshop
These are a one off session for small groups of young people to attend in school. The workshops are designed to help provide you with the skills to manage your emotions, thoughts and feelings with life’s ‘ups and downs’.
Our service has created a range of virtual emotional wellbeing groups which can be completed from your school or home. These groups are designed to provide you with the opportunity to learn new strategies to help manage a variety of emotional wellbeing concerns.
If you attend one of our groups your parent or carer will be invited to a parent session. This will help them understand how you are feeling, explore what you will learn and how they can support you.
The first session is a ‘meet and greet’ which is an opportunity for you to ask any questions about the group and be provided with an overview of what will be covered.
We currently have the following groups available:
- Boost your Mood
- Challenge your Inner Critic
- Conquering your Worries
- Toolkit for Emotional Wellbeing
Benefits of Workshops and Groups
The workshops and groups we deliver are easy to access virtually.
It can be quite scary attending a group or a workshop when you don’t know anyone else in the group. If you are worried about coming to a group or workshop there are lots of things we can do to support you.
Here is some feedback from other young people:
It is really good! Everyone is friendly and you learn some really helpful things which you can keep practicing.
I would say that I was worried before I started a group but once you get in to it it’s completely fine and you forget about being nervous. From my experience once the session had started I felt more confident in myself
Although the groups and workshops are to support your emotional wellbeing, they are not like attending a lesson in school. They have been proven to have a positive effect on your emotional wellbeing and are there to help you with life’s problems before they get too much to handle.
Top three benefits of groups and workshops:
- You’re not alone and they help you to realise that we all have similar experiences, but cope with them differently
- Making new friends and building positive relationships
- Groups and workshops include lots of interactive activities, games, quizzes, alongside learning some new skills to manage your emotional wellbeing.
Feedback from young people
‘It was amazing; the people running the group are very polite and respectful.’
‘The Practitioner was super helpful and friendly, she listened and wanted to help me cope with my worries.'
‘Worked well as a group, shared ideas, light hearted, friendly people.’
‘I enjoyed going every week, thank you I enjoyed all the sessions.’
'Very healthy in the mind after that session.'
Relaxation/ breathing exercises (videos)
Check out the following videos developed by our Healthy Minds Lincolnshire service talking you through different relaxation exercises