We (Maxine and Tene) planned to launch this mindfulness project with young people in schools until we were all hit by COVID-19.
But, as we are currently in lockdown, we had a rethink about what we can do to help support and empower the millennials like ourselves through this epidemic and thought.. "well, we do have the power of the internet, lets provide virtual mindfulness sessions to those in need of mental health support."
To create a membership platform for us millennials to be able to access professionals and experts, including psychotherapists, financial educators, body confidence coaches, counsellors etc who will be invited onto some of the sessions to share their expertise and deliver workshops so that we can get the help we need, be inspired, educated and encouraged to practice healthy habits without having to pay an extortionate amount to access these professionals separately or be left on waiting lists to see a psychotherapist for months on end.
The series of workshops will help attendees understand different self-care practices, improve their financial wellbeing, arm them with the skills to combat unexpected obstacles and teach them how to make their self-talk work for them, and not against them.
- Boosted self-confidence, self-esteem, and resilience.
- Improved self-awareness and stress management techniques to strengthen productivity for better mental health, clarity and inner peace.
- Enhanced financial wellbeing.
- Increased understanding of how to identify feelings and emotions, process them and cope with them as they arise.
UK Current Statistics:
In a survey by the mental health charity YoungMinds, which included 2111 participants up to age 25 years with a mental illness history in the UK, 83% said the pandemic had made their conditions worse. 26% said they were unable to access mental health support; peer support groups and face-to-face services have been canceled.
Rachael Pells, Education Correspondent in The Independent has stated, "British millennials have the second-worst mental wellbeing in the world... and the equivalent of three pupils in every classroom is said to suffer from a diagnosable mental health condition."
"I found Maxine Support and abilities to be invaluable She is professional, and her workshops and techniques offer support and outstanding results. Maxine is innovative and responsive. She motivates people while helping with opportunities for personal growth.” – see more reviews on Maxine Wynter Linkedin
“Tene's workshop was informative, interactive and fun. She showed strong business acumen and at the same time able was able to grasp the emotions of her participants. We definitely left better than we when we came in!” – see more reviews on Tene Edwards Linkedin
At the age of 3 years old, Maxine was diagnosed with being on the Autistic Spectrum but she nor her family allowed this to impact her dreams, goals, and ambitions. Maxine Wynter now as a qualified Social Worker and Stress Relief Coach has worked in the Health and social care sector for over 14 years to empower and support her clients to;
- Release stress and anxiety through anchoring effective, coping techniques to everyday pressures both socially and academically.
- Improve their energy, work-life balance and mindset.
Maxine Wynter is also a multi-award winning speaker who broadcasts live on social media with her show ‘Moments with Maxine'
Poet, Model, Author and Self-Love Advocate, Tene Edwards is known for her raw and visceral poetry online. Tene experienced self-love challenges at the beginning of high school, then again after graduating university, which is the ultimate reason why she is truly passionate about empowering the minds of young people and teaching them the tools for self-care, in order to help them thrive and prosper in life and the future of work.
Tene has facilitated a number of self-love events and workshops to:
- Encourage those who struggle with fear.
- Inspire those with low self-esteem.
- Help others cultivate a more supportive and loving relationship with themselves.
- Empower others to recognise and trust their own inner voice.
This is a 1 Year Membership Programme
Date: Held twice a month on a Sunday
Time: 10 - 11 am, 1 Hour Per Session with Maxine, Tene and a range of other expert guest speakers.
Purpose of Funding:
The funding will go towards paying for a years membership of Zoom, an interactive website and Experts to discuss a range of different topics including financial wellbeing, mental health, body confidence etc. who will be invited onto some of the sessions to share their expertise and deliver workshops.