Mindfulness expert, Nicola MacDonald teams up with inspiring coaches to help teens with their mental health

Stressed. Anxious. Lonely. Depressed. Angry. The pandemic has taken a toll on young people’s mental health. According to The Princes Trust, 1 in 4 16 to 25-year-olds are feeling ‘unable to cope with life’ since the start of the pandemic and more young people are feeling anxious than ever before in the 12-year history of the Index. 

 

The Centre for Mental Health has seen a 50% rise in mental health disorders over the last three years with 1 in 6 children in England aged 5-16 now having a ‘probable mental health disorder’ in 2020, up from 1 in 9 in 2017. 

The event will take place on 13th August 2021 at The Hub in Mulberry Park. 40 teenagers between the ages of 13 to 18 will have the chance to register. Tickets will be free with an opportunity to donate to Sporting Family Change. 

 

The coaches are looking for sponsorship to bring this event to life. If you are interested please get in touch by emailing bathmindfulness@gmail.com.

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Serena Guthrie MBE – England netball captain

 

Accomplished speaker and motivator. Owner of coaching brand ‘Legacy Netball’. Accredited ILM Coach. Teen mentor for The Dame Kelly Holmes Trust & Sporting Family Change. Serena was made an MBE in the New Year Honours List for services to netball. Also awarded Team of the Year at the Sports Woman of The Year.

Ed Jackson – Former professional rugby player

Quadriplegic Mountain Climber (scaled Mount Everest) C4 broadcaster. Key Note Speaker. Mentor. Founder of The M2M Foundation. Ambassador for Restart Rugby and Wings for Life. Winner of BBC West Unsung Hero Award 2020. From being told he would never walk again to scaling mountains, Ed is the epitome of resilience in the face of inconceivable adversity. 

Nicola MacDonald

 

Accredited Mindfulness coach and owner of ‘Bath Mindfulness’. Author of nonfiction book ‘Resilient Teen’. 

You can find more about Bath Mindfulness by visiting the website: www.bathmindfulness.co.uk

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Young people are crying out for help. They need to learn how to handle stress and anxiety when life gets tough. They need to learn how to shift from self-attack to self-compassion. They need to learn how to release emotions healthily and overcome the stigma that strong men must suppress their feelings. They need a self-esteem boost in a suffocating social media world. They need help with negative thinking and move towards a more positive mindset. They need to be armed with resilience-boosting tools to surf any wave that comes their way.

 

Local Bath-based author and mindfulness coach, Nicola MacDonald has teamed up with two incredibly inspiring and uplifting coaches from the sports world to build a unique pop-up event for teenagers. Serena Guthrie MBE and Ed Jackson are joining forces with Nicola to deliver something new and exciting. 

Using a combination of mindfulness, NLP, positive self-talk, and CBT the coaches will come together to inspire, empower and uplift teens to help them overcome adversity in life. Participants will learn tools to handle stress and anxiety when faced with a setback. They will learn how to release their emotions healthily with self-compassion. They will learn techniques that boost self-esteem and self-acceptance. They will learn how to reframe negative thinking and shift towards a more positive outlook. They will discover unique character strengths and feel empowered to work as a team in an energising group challenge. They will feel mentally stronger, ready to surf any wave that comes their way.