We founded Mondays Child UK as a charitable organisation to work with and support vulnerable children and young people. Running early intervention groups organised through schools we aim to develop their self-belief and self-respect. Providing a safe and nurturing environment we address issues with confidence and low self-esteem by helping them recognise their value and importance within a collaborative team. With a consistent emphasis on strengths we raise aspirations and provide the motivation to help break the cycle of negative and disruptive behaviours. We want to help our young people see that life is bigger than the limited options they believe they have and ultimately effect a larger movement of positive social change.
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Our solution focused ethos aims to empower each child to find their own resolutions to the problems that challenge them, encouraging responsibility and ownership of choices whilst developing mental well-being and resilience.
We focus on 5 key areas, building on each stage to be able to accomplish a sense of achievement:
We work through schools with vulnerable and disadvantaged children aged 10-16 who may come from the following sectors:
Children in Refuge, Children of Prisoner Families, Looked After Children, Pupil Referral Units, Schools or the Youth Offenders programme.
If you feel your school could benefit from an MCUK intervention programme please get in touch via email.
Our Primary Schools Programme is theatre led where we broaden skills and introduce concepts of engagement and trust in an environment that promotes stability and security. This format creates a team culture and allows the individual to feel safe to learn how to become valued individual as part of a larger group.
Our Secondary Schools Programme continues to support the child through this transition and where we focus on personal development with an emphasis on their future aspirations, driving them forward and supporting their needs to ensure they are able to pursue their desire for further education or employment.
Children need support with understanding their emotions. Studies have indicated that 20% of children have psychological issues of some form and that 70% of these children can be helped through psychological based therapies such as play, creative arts and drama.
By practising effective communication and engagement we are able to form trust, develop self-respect, build resilience and confidence while challenging thinking and belief systems to enable the child to break the perpetual cycle of under achievement. By taking this proactive role and affecting their ideology we provide the foundations for them to develop their sense of ambition and realise their potential.
 I.e: Rutter, Cox et al (1975); Venebales (1983); Jeffers & Fitzgerald (1991) and Porteous (1991)