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Get Mindfuel is a community interest company based in Newcastle that promotes wellbeing and positive mental health through the provision of specialist bespoke training, coaching and consultancy services.

Get Mindfuel aims to support the development of knowledge, skills and understanding about mental health and wellbeing within our communities. Our starting premise: we all have mental health and whether we are aware of this or not, we all must nurture our mental health.

All of practitioners are HCPC- registered clinical psychologists, and our approach is underpinned by principles of community psychology and positive psychology, as well as incorporating skills-based approaches from a range of other therapies.

Please take a look at our What We Do page to find out about the benefits that Get Mindfuel can bring to your organisation.

Please have a look at our Training and Projects pages for a better understanding of the types of work that we do.

 

With thanks to our sponsors and partners...

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What We Do

At Get Mindfuel we want to ensure that what we do has an impact and a lasting legacy for our clients and our partners. We are committed to supporting organisations to build capability and capacity in order to address mental health.


INNOVATE

We work with you, your staff and service users/clients in order to develop training programmes and courses based on the most up-to-date evidence, using creative approaches and tailored specifically to your needs.

BUILD
YOUR WORKFORCE

We believe in the value of lifelong learning. Our approach is based on building the skills of your staff, recognising that you have relationships, knowledge and consistency in your area of work. All our projects seek to equip organisations with a larger toolbox. In return, we hope that the experience is so positive that you come back for more!

INVEST IN
BETTER OUTCOMES

We spend time listening in order to understand what you need so that what we bring to your organisation is relevant and responsive. We know that time is valuable and any investment you make needs to demonstrate a comprehensive return.

Our training and the courses we have developed have a positive track record in terms of outcomes not just for staff but also for the end-users, whether course participants, service users or clients.

The field of psychology is vast and includes many schools of thought and approaches. At Get Mindfuel we combine our knowledge and understanding of Clinical Psychology, Positive Psychology and Community Psychology approaches in order to inform our work, as well as using skills-based approaches drawn from a range of therapies. If you'd like to learn more about these specific approaches, you can read about them here or get in touch with us.

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ABOUT US

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.
— Margaret Mead

I established Get Mindfuel in order to become part of the change that I wanted to see in how we as a society address mental health and emotional wellbeing. I am passionate about the application of psychology to the wider community and wanted to provide a service which provides a prevention and early intervention approach to mental health, rather than one focused on pathology.

At Get Mindfuel we pride ourselves on being able to offer a flexible and dynamic approach designed specifically to suit each particular group of clients and partners whom we work with. We focus on a high standard of delivery, ethics and sustainability, with an additional commitment to offer affordable services to organisations and projects that may not otherwise be able to access this type of support. We seek to collaborate, co-produce and connect. We're not interested in ticking boxes. We want to work with you to make positive changes in how we approach mental wellbeing.

Samantha Man

Dr. Samantha Man CPsychol
Director Get Mindfuel C.I.C
HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist

PROJECTS

We are always looking for new projects to become involved in so if you have any ideas or questions get in touch and have a conversation with us. Below are some examples of projects we have been involved in...

Energise Your Mind

This project was generously funded by the Big Lottery Fund's Awards for All. Working alongside staff and young people from Depaul UK we developed an eight week wellbeing programme designed to be delivered within a group setting by non-mental health professionals. Each session lasts approximately an hour and a half (including a short break).

The ethos of the programme is about supporting young people to deliver their own skills in addressing and managing wellbeing. We provide information, introduce new skills and offer a space in which to share ideas, through a range of activities, exercises and discussions.

The programme materials and pilot evaluation report are available to download below.  In order to access the manual and handouts we ask that you leave us some contact details.

Positive Psychology

We were commissioned as the lead organisation to work alongside ARCH Recovery College (TEWV NHS Foundation Trust), Newcastle Recovery College (NTW NHS Foundation Trust) and Moving Forward (Mental Health Concern) to co-produce a Positive Psychology Course alongside people who have experienced mental illness. A ten week Positive Psychology informed programme has just been piloted within each of the three services, covering a range of topics including Identifying and Using Strengths, Positive Emotions, Kindness & Gratitude, and Mindset.

The programme materials are available to download at the link below from the Northern England Mental Health and Dementia Network.

 
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WONDERWALL PROJECT

Working with Nexus Metro we developed a participatory public arts project which sought to explore how we speak about things when words don’t come easily. Our first pop up was at Gateshead Interchange in January 2019, take a look here for some of the feedback from the day.

TRAINING

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- Build staff confidence and competence -
- Increase job satisfaction -
- Demonstrate cleareR outcomes to your work -
- Improve teamwork -

Get Mindfuel training is tailored to your organisation so you can be sure the material is needs-led. Supporting staff to access the follow-up coaching also ensures that the training we provide is translated into practice and as an employer you will be demonstrating investment in CPD for your staff gaining evidence of good organisational governance.

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
— CONFUCIUS

Key Features of Get Mindfuel Training

+ We don’t offer off-the-shelf training packages; all our training programmes are tailored to meet each client’s needs.

+ Our training is delivered by mental health professionals with substantial clinical experience and the flexibility to be responsive to requirements.

+ Our training is delivered in the workplace.

+ We provide quality information with a focus on skills.

+ Supervision is built in to embed learning.

 

Get in touch with us to arrange a meeting or phone call to discuss your specific needs. We will then offer some ideas about what training we think would suit your organisation with a general idea of course content and aims, as well as the associated costs. Sometimes clients aren't exactly sure what they need! Because we don't offer 'one size fits all' training packages, but rather programmes specific to your organisation's needs, it can be difficult to summarize all the types of training that we can offer, although here are a few examples... 

Skills Oriented Training

Working with clients in distress; providing psycho-education to clients (i.e. those suffering from anxiety/depression); graded exposure; Working with Voices.

Wellbeing Sessions

Mindfulness for effective working and living; Managing stress; Communication skills (conflict management, assertiveness, negotiation); Using positive living skills; Developing wellbeing plans; Managing insomnia.

Awareness Training

Educational and information-based sessions on general mental health awareness, as well as specific mental health illnesses (working with psychosis, anxiety, bipolar), personality disorders, autism, learning disabilities and dementia. These sessions can range from introductory to advanced understanding (i.e. more model and treatment focused).

Model / Approach-based Training

Recovery-focused training; Strengths-based approaches.

 
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CONTACT

Samantha Man
07553 717760
info@getmindfuel.co.uk

Training

If Get Mindfuel training sounds like something that would be useful for you and your colleagues, please don't hesitate to get in touch to discuss putting together a training programme tailored to meet your organisation's needs.

Work with us

If you are a qualified mental health professional who likes what we do and are interested in working with us, we’d love to hear from you!

Collaborations

Get Mindfuel is keen to collaborate with existing organisations in order to secure funding to develop further programmes for embedding principles of positive practice and the promotion of good mental health. If you have any ideas, please get in touch so we can discuss this further!

Clients

Get Mindfuel is an exciting, new organisation which has already worked with some fantastic groups and organisations and has received lots of glowing feedback. Our training courses come highly recommended, are considered good value for money and have been proven to have a positive impact on staff...

What stood out was Get Mindfuel’s ability to tune into our world and our requirements and create an excellent bespoke course.
— Relate Northumberland and Tyneside [on Working with Suicidality and Depression Training]
Get Mindfuel is driven by wanting to make a change for people in their communities - not simply by providing training. Our team is now better equipped to talk about wellbeing with young people and we are starting to help them measure and reflect on their wellbeing.”
— Lookwide UK [on Integrating 5 Ways to Wellbeing into Everyday Practice]
Flexible, supportive, friendly, professional... A real commitment to understanding the needs of the organisation and its beneficiaries.
— Depaul UK [on Energize Your Mind Wellbeing Programme]
The follow-up sessions were excellent... Get Mindfuel allowed us to remain focused and on track. They’re not just a training provider... they stay and support. We feel closer as a staff team and have been more mindful of each other.
— Young Women's Outreach Project, Gateshead [on Introduction to Mindfulness and Managing Emotions]