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Our Priorities

We believe in long-term sustainability, not just for individuals but also for the communities and environments they call home. Through our programs, we equip our beneficiaries with the skills and resources needed to thrive independently, ensuring that the positive impact we initiate endures for generations.

Areas of action
find out about the main issues we work on:

  1. Education and Skill Development:

    • Offer educational programs for children and young people to improve academic performance.

    • Provide vocational training and skills development for adults and youth to enhance employability.

    • Host workshops and seminars on topics like financial literacy and career development for fathers and families.

  2. Mental Health and Well-being:

    • Provide mental health support services, counselling, and therapy for individuals and families.

    • Organise community events and support groups to address mental health stigma and promote well-being

  3. Family Support and Strengthening:

    • Offer parenting classes and family counselling to strengthen relationships within families

    • Provide resources and support for fathers, recognizing their important role in families.

  4. Community Engagement:

    •  Organise community events, festivals, and activities that foster a sense of belonging and unity.

    •  Promote community volunteerism and engagement to build a stronger social fabric.

  5. Environmental Awareness and Action:

    • Educate the community about environmental issues and climate change.

    • Organise local environmental clean-up efforts and sustainability initiatives.

  6. Advocacy and Policy Change:

    • Advocate for policies that benefit disadvantaged communities, particularly in areas like education, healthcare, and social services.

    • Engage with local and regional policymakers to address community needs.

  7. Economic Empowerment:

    • Develop microfinance or small business support programs for community members to start or expand businesses.

    • Provide financial literacy training to help individuals manage their finances effectively.

  8.  Health and Healthcare Access:

    •  Offer healthcare screenings and access to affordable healthcare services.

    •  Promote healthy living through nutrition and fitness programs.

  9. Youth Development:

    • Create youth mentorship programs to provide guidance and support for young people.

    • Establish safe spaces for youth to engage in positive activities and leadership development.

  10. Community Resilience and Disaster Preparedness:

    • Train community members in disaster preparedness and response.

    •  Provide emergency relief programs to assist communities in times of crisis

  11. Research and Data Collection:

    •     Conduct ongoing research to understand the evolving needs of your target communities.

    •     Use data to inform program development and measure the impact of your initiatives.

  12. Awareness Campaigns and Outreach:

    •   Launch campaigns to raise awareness about the challenges faced by disadvantaged communities.

    •   Use various media and communication channels to engage a wider audience and garner support.

Together, we will:

  1. Work in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and Human Rights. We will work to ensure non-discrimination, devotion to the best interests of the people, the right to life, survival and development of the child through our entire programme of work

  2. Work to ensure non-discrimination, devotion to the best interests of the communities and the development of children, young people and adults  through our programmes

  3. Provide community-based support, services, programmes, courses, and events to improve and transform lives of people within disadvantaged communities;

  4. Provide social activities and initiatives that help to bring people together, strengthen communities, build up resilience, foster positive connections, embrace inclusivity, reduce isolation, share skills and experiences;

  5. Provide leisure and social activities to empower children and young people to fulfil their potential as well as positively contribute within their communities;

  6. Provide mentorship to support young people or organisations to maximise their potential, develop their skills, and become members of the communities with value;

  7. Provide talent outreach support for children and young people to help improve their wellbeing, career aspirations and goals;

  8. Develop communities to improve the sustainability and independence of community environments and family life;

  9. Provide a male-focused programmes with tailored support, services, that will help for men/fathers to achieve personal, educational or career outcomes;

  10. Provide young/teenage fathers support to empower them to be actively involved in their child/children's lives despite the challenges to ensure continuity in the family fundamentals;

  11. Provide peer support, advocacy, improving wellbeing, mentorship, developing employability workshops and parenting support;

  12. Provide workshops, conferences, seminars, and activities that will empower people to look after their mental wellbeing, build resilience, and increase self-esteem;

  13. Provide a talk show that will cultivate mindfulness and compassion that will shift society from a stereotypical culture;

  14. Provide drop-in cafés within the community to that will help form safe spaces with communities and inspire strategies that will help tackle climate change;

Impact 

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Within the year of being found

  • In 2023, we have achieved significant milestones, including securing six prestigious awards for our charitable missions to drive positive, long-lasting societal change.

  • We launched the first Dad’s barbershop session in Nottinghamshire, engaging 1,282 fathers through our Dad's program outreach activities.

  • Our initiatives, including Random Acts of Kindness, have welcomed 2,326 people, while our outreach activities have reached 921 men, contributing significantly to societal betterment.

  • We supported 377 dads through our weekly sessions, co-designed an information pack for new dads with partners, and provided services to 683 children aged between 0 - 4 years and 537 young people through our initiatives.

  • We transformed an outdoor community-led garden that was once a dumping yard into a dad's wellbeing garden.

  • We delivered 419 food hampers to support diverse communities in Nottingham.

  • Our support services achieved a 100% success rate in delivering positive outcomes for the young people we supported, while we recorded a 90% satisfaction rate among fathers who accessed our services, with eight case studies completed to validate this.

  •  90% of families who engaged with us expressed satisfaction with our services.

  • We provided male-only spaces, with 85% of men appreciating the value of such spaces in our programs.

Hear the Unheard: A Collection of Men's Voices

A series of case studies that showcase the real-life stories of strength, growth, and resilience shared by the men and fathers of our community. Shifting Your Mindset is proud to present this collection, capturing the diverse voices and experiences of individuals who have navigated through life's challenges and emerged stronger than ever.

 

Get to know Jamal, a young father who gained newfound confidence and purpose through our Young Fathers Programme. Discover the unique connections and conversations that happen in local barbershops, where men come together to share, support, and grow. Witness the transformation of ignored spaces into vibrant Dad's Wellbeing Gardens, symbolising the renewal and growth of individuals within our community.

 

These case studies embody the core values of Shifting Your Mindset - providing vital support, sharing knowledge, and instigating lasting positive change. We invite you to join us in amplifying the voices of these men and fathers, celebrating their resilience and triumphs, and recognising the transformative impact of Shifting Your Mindset in their lives.

Case Study 1

Case Study 2

Case Study 3

Case Study 4

Case Study 5

Case Study 6

Case Study 7

Case Study 8

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Inspire

We believe that forming is a key part of integrating people of all ages into the community. Our projects provide community-led activities that support people to form in a safe space, embrace inclusivity and reconnect especially after COVID19. We are also now providing support to help with the cost-of-living crisis especially in the marginalised communities. This is enabling us to go further and build stronger relationships with in and across wider communities. We continuously maintain and form relationships with families across Nottingham as community engagement is at the heart of what we do. 

We are pushing the greener and cleaner initiative as part of our building sustainable communities. We have recently created The Dad's Garden which a community-led green space, developed by our team of dads for the people and communities. Our aim is to encourage people to look after the environment they live in, healthy lifestyle and improving their wellbeing. The garden is an open green space that is peaceful, safe, and calming.  We also aim to provide healing through nature and gardening as well as healthy lifestyle activities whilst rebuilding strong community connections. The dads are also creating a remembrance bench for all the men that lost their fight in battling mental health illness.  To dad we have had 10 sessions in the community where diverse people within the community came to do some gardening and socialise with others. Come down to one of our weekly sessions to get involved in a variety of different activities; from gardening, healthy eating and healthy living workshops, there is something for everybody at the garden to enjoy and participate in.

 

We have hosted one of the biggest Diverse Big Jubilee Lunch to celebrate the Queens Platinum jubilee, promote community cohesion, diversity and inclusion. We had over 300 people on the day that either sat down for lunch or took some take-away. This also helped to break down the barriers of anti-social behaviour as we saw the diverse communities come together to share a plate of food especially those that have been impacted by the cost-of-living crisis. We also deliver bi-monthly community engagement activities that rotate from either the young people only or everyone within the communities. We have seen over 1000 people connect to foster positive connections.

 

We are delivering a weekly BAME dads programme that incorporates the local refugees. To date we have delivered 72 support and sessions to 180 dads within the BAME communities.

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