Braver, stronger & more resourceful’, that’s how children feel when they attend creative school workshops created by Magic Minds
Magic Minds is the new addition to the Supporting Minds family founded 3 years ago in Lincoln by Jenine Butroid.
The new contracts they have with schools allow them to deliver awareness workshops with a craft element. Themes include; anxiety, grief & loss, self- esteem, emotions & self-care. They’re also able to offer affordable 1:1 counselling for their pupils.
Jenine, a psychotherapist and trained nurse
says: “The aim of SM has always been to provide affordable counselling to adults and couples;
now, under the Magic Minds brand we are helping pupils across the county boost their self-belief and emotional wellbeing.”
A spokesperson from the award winning Spilsby Primary Academy says: “Our children’s welfare
is extremely important to us so we are working in collaboration with experts, trainers and counsellors at Supporting Minds.”
“Several of our children were being failed by the ‘Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services’ so we decided that our school would provide these services.”
“Not only does it assist those children in need of support but it also makes a difference to
the classroom environment as a whole, one notably the levels of anxiety associated with the transition to secondary school.”
“The workshops have very much been written in as a toolkit to provide the children with strategies and to make them braver, more resourceful, less anxious and believe in themselves.”
Anna-Jo Keenan, 35, recently attended a ‘Grief and loss’ workshop at Supporting Minds, she said: “Shayla, my five-year-old daughter lost her Grandma last year and has lots of questions about where she is. When we left, I asked Shayla if she enjoyed the workshop. She said, “Can we do this all the time Mummy, I love it!”
In the car, Shayla was quiet, usually, I’m faced with a journey of twenty questions at a million miles an hour! I asked if she was okay. She said, “Yes, I’m just thinking about the workshop.” Her questions had all been answered that day.”