Introducing...Yvonne Biggins from Young Happy Minds
WHAT IS YOUR COMPANY / PROJECT?
Young Happy Minds
WHY WAS IT SET UP?
Myself and my co-founder believe that wellbeing should be valued as highly as academic success. Young Happy Minds was borne out of my own experiences and frustrations as a young person and as a teacher and my father’s story.
WHAT IS THE BIGGEST THING YOU HAVE LEARNT ALONG THE WAY?
Just do it. Sounds cheesy, but it’s so true. This idea has been manifesting in me for over 10 years, but I was too scared to just do it, until now. There’s a also a slightly contradictory lesson about timing. The timing has to be right. The success of so many start-ups has been about timing.
WHERE DO YOU WANT TO TAKE YOUR COMPANY / PROJECT NEXT?
We have run two really successful programmes in a large academy in West London. We’re now looking to work with more schools and scale the programme through training up more facilitators.
HOW CAN PEOPLE GET INVOLVED?
We’d love to hear from people who are interested. Send an email to me firstname.lastname@example.org
WHY DID YOU JOIN EDSPACE?
I was sent some details on Edspace through my previous start up, and then I kept coming across it through other means, so I became curious and thought, I need to be in that Edspace!
WHAT CAN YOU TEACH? (ANYTHING YOU ARE SKILLED AT OR PASSIONATE ABOUT) Positive Psychology, Marketing, Grammar (I used to be an English teacher)