Great Minds Together - Wraparound support for children with SEND and/or SEMH needs and their families


Great Minds Together is a not for profit organisation that aims to deliver better outcomes for children and young people, particularly those with social, emotional and mental health needs and/or special educational needs and disabilities.

We have a multidisciplinary team that consists of psychologists, counsellors, social workers, speech and language therapists, teachers and teaching assistants, play therapists and skilled mentors who are specifically trained to work with young people to support their social and emotional skills and social and emotional wellbeing. The mentors are both paid staff and volunteers who work alongside their young person and their parents/ carers, supporting and encouraging them to best reach their potential, a successful post-16 destination and a positive pathway into their future.

The team deliver 1:1 interventions, bespoke to each individual young person while also providing crucial wraparound support for their families. By assisting and befriending families Great Minds Together are able to build relationships with people who may otherwise struggle to access or engage with services, including those living in areas of high deprivation and poverty and families involved with children’s social care. As well as signposting to statutory, public and community services, Great Minds Together mentors work closely with services, organisations and community groups in order to coordinate available support for young people, ensuring consistent and appropriate information sharing with the involvement of and consent of the young person, with a plan focused around their individual aspirations.   

The ‘Great Minds intervention programme’ is a multi-model approach which consists of:

  • Growth Mindset programme (1:1 intervention)
  • Cognitive behavioural based therapies (1:1 intervention)
  • CPD certifications for young people that are not likely to achieve academic grades (Visual online learning certifications with mentor support)
  • Assistance into work-based learning experiences
  • Practical and emotional wraparound support for the young person’s family
  • Training and support for key teaching staff and other professionals that work with the young person in order to help them understand how to best support the young person and their family, in order to promote better outcomes.

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Great Minds Together
0161 549 1169 0161 549 1169
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