It aims to address the impact every-day stressors can have on us
The Mindset Project CIC recognises and aims to address the impact every-day stressors can have on us, physically and mentally, by providing individuals, living in Plymouth and the surrounding areas, with the tools, including exercise, and guidance to help and enable them to identify their stressors and to reset their mindset.
The Mindset Project CIC will initially focus on, but not be exclusive to, supporting those in the community who have mental ill-health, those awaiting counselling and therapies, those with a health-related problem or condition or who have experienced a life-changing event (e.g. stroke), which has attributed to changes in their physical and mental state.
We will also support those who are suffering with poor confidence and self-esteem, which, in turn, is impacting on other areas of their life, such as employment. In addition, we will provide services focused on intervention and suitable tools and techniques, to young people and those individuals who might be feeling overwhelmed.
Driven by our passion to help others improve their mental health, as well as their physical health, the work of the Mindset Project CIC is being created using our own personal experiences, the techniques we are acquiring through continuous learning and development and we truly believe we have the knowledge and skills to help others in this way.
Plymouth’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Gym
In partnership with Ford Community Gym, Plymouth, and Wolseley Trust we are going to set up and run a gym which is as much focused on a person’s mental health and wellbeing as it is their physical health.
We are creating an environment that feels calm, motivating and safe for members to come in and take part in small classes or to exercise independently. To feel able to come in and let off some steam by exercising but also to know there is a member of staff on hand to talk to, should they wish.
It will also provide a suitable environment for The Mindset Project CIC to provide 1:1 training sessions and small group training sessions to those who have been diagnosed with a mental health illness and are awaiting appointments and/or for those who recognise there are stressors in their life that they need help and support with.
Working with local mental health partners, like Marbles Lost and Found, we will have useful resources on hand, such as self-help worksheets, leaflets, signposting to other services and support groups within the city.
Through a programme of fitness coaching and wellbeing support, the aim of the Project is to guide individuals, who are referred to us or whom self-refer, to identify the challenges and barriers they are facing; to offer support in addressing them and working with individuals to change their outlook.
Lottery Funding – our news story
It is with great excitement that we announce that The Mindset Project CIC has secured funding from The National Lottery Community Fund.
The money will be used to run a pilot for young adults, who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health, by offering them bespoke one to one gym sessions, which not only focus on their physical health but also their mental wellbeing.
“We are absolutely over the moon to be receiving this money from The National Lottery Community Fund and cannot wait to get started with helping young adults through our pilot,” expressed Brydie Bruce, Director of The Mindset Project CIC.
“In such a fast-paced world, where we are faced with more pressures and demands on us each and every day, it is not surprising that our mental health can be affected and/or decline. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to recognise how our health might be suffering or deteriorating, until it reaches a stage where we become unwell, often through stress, physical and/or mental illness.
“We want to work with individuals who feel they are heading in that direction or those who have identified that they have reached this point, and offer them a programme of fitness coaching and wellbeing support.
“With this funding, we are going to be offering young adults, who are experiencing issues with their mental health, a number of one to one gym sessions, which will help to raise their self-esteem and confidence through coaching and exercise.
“We would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to Ford Community Gym, as well as The National Lottery Community Fund, for not only showing great interest in what we intend to do but also for backing us to run this pilot.
“We will be sharing further details on the criteria and how individuals can apply for these sessions in the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, we hope our news can be shared, so we can reach as many people as possible.”
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