Shaping tomorrow's people today
Shapes of Tomorrow aims to teach to our young people how to build resilience, confidence and manage difficulties that come their way, so they are better equipped to tackle adulthood in the near future. It aims to shape these children into people, who understand and express their thoughts and emotions in a healthy manner.
Shapes of Tomorrow, works with children, parents and teachers to equip them with skills that today’s mainstream education system lacks; skills which are necessary in life, but are overlooked before adulthood – such as, resilience, managing mood, understanding and managing stress, healthy communication, working through conflict and much more. Shapes of Tomorrow wants to see young people grow into all rounded people, who are not only book smart and get the right grades, but who also have high self esteem and are confident in their choices, who are able to communicate their thoughts and feelings.
Who's it for?
We have a record number of young people with poor mental wellbeing, unable to manage their emotions, unable to tolerate difficulties, only surviving through short term gains. They lack resilience to be able to bounce back after dealing with difficult situations. Shapes of Tomorrow aims to teach to our young people how to build life skills, so they are better equipped to tackle adulthood in the near future.
Parents can promote better mental wellbeing by using encourages words, modelling healthy behaviour, and creating a positive atmosphere in the home environment. Parents can also take notice of unusual behaviour and early signs of mental health issues, and be aware of organisations that support these young people.
Teachers see friendships form and break, they see young people becoming isolated, they see young people being bullied or bullying others, they see how young people are working in class and they grades they’re getting. It’s important for teachers to be aware of signs and symptoms of mental health problems, and awareness of what they can do to support the young people.
Outside of school, many children meet in different youth organisations, whether that's religious, social, sports, or community. Whether in or out of school, life skills are beneficial. The value that these skills bring are priceless in a young person as it gives them the ability to harbour happiness outside of the norm.
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Child & Adolescent Psychology
CAMHS - NHS
Children's Wellbeing Practitioner
Special Education Needs
Mentor, Project Lead
of young people aged 5-16 have diagnosable mental health problems
Young people who experience mental health issues did not receive any therapy at an early age
of all mental health disorders begin before the age of 14
1 in 8
5-19 year olds have at least one mental health disorder
What we offer.
6 x 2 hour sessions with a detailed look into one of our wellbeing topics, including several interventions, activities and take home resources.
2-3 hour workshops, outlining the important aspects of each wellbeing topic, including fun activities and thought provoking discussions.
1 to 1s
Personal support sessions, to enable you to thrive, so that you can live a more meaningful life.
You tell us what your young people would benefit from and we will adapt and create programmes/workshops designed for you.
How we can help.
- Ability to bounce back from difficult situations
- Be able to manage anxiety and stress
- Live a life where you’re not just surviving, but in fact thriving
- Learn how to deal with conflicts
- Making thoughtful choices and decisions
- Time management
- Understanding of how to support your child through various difficult situations
- Improve communication between you and your child
- Supporting your child before/through/after exams
- Awareness of role modelling
- Boosting teacher wellbeing
- Giving teachers an opportunity for self care
- Positive Discipline
- Time management to allow time for self care
- Mindfulness - learning techniques for one's own needs
“Sonal has been such a wonderful mentor and friend to me. Right from the beginning she has always seeked the best for me and makes me feel comfortable. Not only has she helped improve my confidence but also my mental health, independence and happiness. My parents have also noticed this too.
Because of her I have become and am still becoming the best version of myself.
I’m glad that Sonal could be there to guide me during this tough journey of mine by helping me choose the right paths and I really appreciate it.”
Being able to bounce back from challenging situations would enable a young person to manage many difficulties that may come their way much more easily. As their resilience grows, so will their ability to manage life events and grow in their own potential.
Identifying your own flaws are normal and useful in some sense, but sidelining your accomplishments is a negative. Focussing your mind and efforts on building your accomplishments is what will boost your confidence and self esteem.
For some stress means working hard, meeting deadlines and more success, for others it means lack of motivation, too much to handle and burnout. Join us to see where you lie on this spectrum and find a balance between the two.
How often do we find ourselves lacking the motivation to do things that really need to get done? Sometimes, there’s just so much that you don’t even know where to begin. This programme will enable you to take smaller steps, consistently and gradually which will push you to reach your potential.
Young people have so much going on in their lives – there are endless things to worry about – academics, social life, relationships, family, their future, their health, and more. This programme will teach them how to manage their worries so it doesn’t overwhelm them, but instead be used constructively.
We often hear of young people having mood swings – as much science as there is behind this, it could also be that they’ve not been taught to manage their mood appropriately. How should negative feelings be expressed? How do I boost my mood when I’m feeling low? When does this become depression?
A healthy relationship consists of respect, trust, and healthy communication – whether this is with a partner, family member, friend or a peer. What does this look like practically? What is each individual’s role in a healthy relationship? What do you do if you are already in an unhealthy relationship?
Young people are frequently told off for not communicating properly. They are told not to shout, argue back, show an attitude, etc. When are they taught how to communicate to express thoughts or feelings? Shapes of Tomorrow want to help young people learn how to communicate effectively in all circumstances that they may come across.
Making decisions is difficult for anyone – identifying right from wrong taking into account lots of other different factors is not easy. Young people are only beginning to have experiences of decisions and conflict, so they are bound to make a few mistakes. Our programme teaches how to make a choice, what to do if a wrong choice is made and how to manage conflict.
Learning about who you are and which direction you want to be takes time and experimenting. This is because each individual’s path is unique and their life experiences will also be unique. Our programme will help young people question themselves and inspire them to begin thinking about what they want out of life and how to obtain it.
With so much going on in a young person’s life, managing time is a vital skill. Learning how to prioritize and schedule will help a young person organise their days and ensure tasks are completed on time.
Young people need to have proper guidance when at home too. The encouragement, inspiration and modelling they recieve at home will have a significant impact on their adult life so we have workshops designed for parents too. Additionally, we see how much dedication teachers have towards their students, so we offer workshops for their care as well.
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Life can get difficult at times for the best of us, where we find ourselves stuck between thoughts, feelings, decisions, what to do, what not to do. Young people are only beginning to have these experiences, so a few mistakes are bound to occur. Read our blogs to gain a better understanding of thoughts, feelings, behaviours, choices, etc.
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