We inspire to improve our offering to young people in assisting them to share their voice so we can keep them safe, check on their wellbeing and constantly enhance our service
Encouraging young people to speak up at anytime they want
We communicate with our young people in many ways and nothing will ever replace a trusted positive relationship where a young person feels loved and cared for. In such an environment young people feel safe and confident to express their thoughts wishes and feelings directly with us. But for some young people they really struggle and the 'Mind Of My Own' app offers us an alternative option, another way for them to let us know exactly what’s going on.
Even as adults we must admit that at times in difficult situations an email is the best way to get a conversation or discussion started. Well this is what Mind Of My Own is offering the young people it’s a tool to assist with communication and in structuring thoughts and feelings via preloaded scenarios. Young people can navigate through the scenarios on their own or with support from a key worker. This is a form of communication that young people are comfortable with, i.e social media, and this is why we have ensured that every young person living at any of our Residential, Education or Foster Homes can make use of either the 'One app' or 'Express' app. Some young people may use it as their main form of communication and other’s only when encouraged but the main thing for us is that it’s live and accessible and even one year since we added this to our core offering, the young people and us have seen the benefits.
Watch the video below where Headteacher Clare Gammons talks about the positive impact Mind Of My Own has had on young people and staff at Wisbech School.
Find out more about Mind of My Own here: