#CharityAccelerator 2017: InvincibleMe
Posted on July 31, 2017 by 0 comments 0 likes
SUPPORTING WELLBEING, EMOTIONAL RESILIENCE AND LEARNING
InvincibleMe is a mental health charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of the most vulnerable children in our society.
Today’s society presents many threats to the mental health of children and young people in the UK.As they grow and develop, children have to navigate a complex and ever-changing world,facing challenges and pressures in numerous aspects of their lives. One in ten children aged 5 -16 years has a mental health problem; many continue to have these problems into adulthood.Within a class of 30 children, at least three will have a diagnosable mental health issue; however, teachers say they do not feel they have the adequate training, skills or knowledge to provide the support needed.
Amy Shocker, founder and executive director is keen to begin engaging with the Rainmaker Foundation’s Charity Accelerator. “We are passionate about what we are trying to do, and we want to get the work that we are doing in front of the people who need it. The three main areas in which we feel we could benefit from going through the Charity Accelerator are: to better articulate our purpose and what makes us different and better than the larger existing organisations already doing similar work; to get clear about our fundraising strategy and financial model; and to make a concrete plan to grow our delivery to reach more schools and organisations who need our programme.”
After launching in 2016, InvincibleMe is jointly collaborating with UCL Institute of Education’s Centre for Inclusive Education, to work with up to 32 schools in a pilot to run from September 2017 through June 2018. The charity will provide mental health knowledge to teachers and child care workers,techniques and strategies that can be used to manage challenging or concerning behaviour in the classroom as well as personal wellbeing and coping strategies for teachers.