Meet some of our friends and partners 

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Derek and Shona Tate

Parallel Dreams Coaching 

Derek and Shona are the founders of Parallel Dreams Coaching. Derek  has spent over 30 years involved teaching and coaching. The sport of Alpine skiing has been both the passion and the career over this time. Shona was born into an outdoor family and after competing in ski racing as a child she followed her parents' footsteps of becoming a ski instructor working in Scotland initially then around Europe and the USA.

"Our coaching team have developed the Parallel Dreams Coaching Method from their many years coaching others, studying and research. This method is at the cutting edge of human learning and development and brings together many aspects of teaching and psychology. "

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The Positive Psychology Research Centre 

Dr Carmel Proctor 

Carmel has a PhD in Psychology from the University of Leicester, UK and has a MA in Measurement, Evaluation, and Research Methodology from the University of British Columbia, Canada from where she originates. Carmel is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and director of PPRC Ltd. Carmel also holds an MSc in Psychology and Psychotherapy from Middlesex University. She is an Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and Full Clinical Member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and works as a Psychotherapist in Guernsey.

PPRC is devoted to the advancement, research, and application of positive psychology.

We are the developers and publishers of Strengths Gym a character strengths-based application of positive psychology for young people. Our areas of research include, but are not limited to, well-being, life satisfaction, character strengths, happiness, and virtue. We aim, through the application of positive psychological theory and research, to increase life satisfaction and well-being. 

PPRC co-funded the development of our SELFIE App which is  an Amazing Minds mindfulness pause technique and features in our Amazing Me programme.  

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Enrapture

Enrapture are a full-service web design, web hosting and digital marketing agency with a global client base. We provide a broad range of scalable solutions for our clients, from start-ups to well-established businesses and brands. Enrapture are focused on translating your marketing needs and business aims into working strategies and solutions.

To put it more simply: we build secure, modern, mobile responsive websites, we manage your domain names, online hosting and email solutions; and we assist you in marketing your business or brand. We work closely with you to achieve this via online channels such as social media, your own website, email marketing, search engine optimisation and paid online advertising, as well as via more traditional print, TV and radio channels in a single marketing strategy that is easy to understand and manage. As a recognised domain Registrar, we also provide access to over 500 different domain at some of the lowest prices available globally. We are also an Authorised Registrar for .gg and .je domains.

Enrapture co-funded and developed our SELFIE App which is  an Amazing Minds mindfulness pause technique and features in our Amazing Me programme.   

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Adrian Cuthill

RugbyTots

 

Rugbytots is an activity to help children discover the joy, fun and excitement of developing their confidence with catching, passing, kicking and fundamental movement skills. We use small sided games with lots of energy and excitement, running enjoying playing with mum, dad or grandparents.

We also run classes in Nurseries, Pre-schools and deliver PE Lessons and extra-curricular activities designed for key stages 1 & 2.

Rugby Tots has supported whole year groups in Amazing Minds' schools .

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Dominic Fenton

Multisports for Schools

 

Multisports for Schools is a sports coaching company delivering school PE lessons, afterschool activities and events.

Additionally, we are now working with Charities, CICs, Social Enterprise Groups, Youth groups etc. We are seeing a big rise in need from these sectors for a specialist sports coach to active, fun and fully engaging activites and sports from football, touch rugby, dodgeball, handball, netball, tennis, athletics etc. 

MultiSports for Schools has supported whole year groups in Amazing Minds' schools .

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Dr Vikki Barnes

Positive Wellbeing

 

Vikki is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and international speaker, specialising in Positive Psychology and Happiness. She is the founder of Positive Wellbeing, a business that supports the mental health of individuals and organisations, enabling them to flourish. 

 

For over 10 years, Vikki has worked in the NHS and Virgin, in both clinical and strategic roles, offering assessment, therapeutic intervention, consultation and evaluation, and embedding positive psychology into the ethos of organisational structure. She designed and led a national wellbeing programme, training a team of wellbeing ambassadors to ensure long lasting impact, with outstanding results. 

 

Some of Vikki’s overseas work includes mental health aid to hurricane survivors in the British Virgin Islands, in a culture of limited services where they are much needed, particularly following traumatic disaster. She worked with the community as well as with other health professionals in paving the way to improved mental health provision. This included individual therapy, group resilience and healthy mindset workshops, personality and strength awareness training. 

 

Vikki’s particular passions include authenticity, wellbeing of people and wellbeing of the planet and she’s currently writing a book about these topics.

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Fionn McGuinness-Maris

Songwriter, composer,  producer,  musician.

We are incredibly grateful to Fionn for writing and composing a unique piece of music for our podcast series. He offered us his time and expertise and we're lucky to have him on board with our mission. 

"Having had experience with mental health problems myself, to me I find mental health can be a bit like housework. It will be boring and hard work sometimes, but its work that needs to be done so that you can continue to enjoy other aspects of your life. And often I find that when I'm in the swing of it, it can actually be quite therapeutic."

Creative Learning Systems

CLS  designed our Amazing Me learning platform and they have been so supportive throughout our process of designing and developing the programme. We felt that our ideas were listened to and CLS understood our vision immediately. They were able to bring our ideas to life. CLS are always approachable and helpful whenever we have a question.

 

"Our mission is simple - we provide you with the tools for you to do what you imagine is possible, that are tailored to your exact needs, and are economic to use. We deliberately adopt a disruptive approach to the elearning market so that all organisations, no matter how small, can benefit from using the very best tools for their organisation. Whether you are tracking progress and compliance, adopting a competency based framework, or simply looking to sell access to your content, we aim to be right there beside you, supporting your approach.”

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Mark Birchall 

The FD Centre Limited

A generous supporter of our organisation  as a finance and business expert

An accredited Icon Business advisor for the Essex region. I have my own vat registered service company and fully insured. I have spent 14 years as a group finance director for one company going through rapid growth in a technology led business. I have been doing finance director roles under the radar of consultant, finance manager and head of finance due to the cultural dynamics of these organisations not having a finance director despite the turnovers being in bands £25m plus. Recently stepped into a jetting group which had moved from Access Dimensions to Sage 200 requiring substantial project solutions to enable the audits to be signed off. Dealt with all their needs and fast growth from £22m to £30m before the role ended. I also work with companies designing and implementing business strategies with proven success. All CPD maintained for Acca. 

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Sam Davison

General Insurance Broker

General Insurance Service

I have been operating my business for 7 years, providing clients with comprehensive insurance cover at competitive prices with well-known Insurers.

I have over 30 years’ experience in the finance industry.

 

Amazing Minds is an absolutely fantastic charity, the work they do for children’s wellbeing is undoubtedly invaluable.

I would like to support amazing minds by donating to them for every insurance policy I sell through their recommendation.

 

I offer clients the following products, Building & Contents insurance, Unencumbered properties, Properties under renovation, Tenants Insurance, Landlord insurance with optional rent guarantee, legal cover, Portfolios, Commercial building, Public Liability and Professional Indemnity, Fleet cover, High net worth cover, Clients requiring specialist cover due to being in a flood or high-risk area for theft etc.

 

I offer a free review service of your current policy, to ensure it is adequate and competitive.  I do not charge for my service. I am available throughout the term of your policy for any queries you may have.  Once your renewal is due, I repeat the same exercise to ensure the cover is still adequate and the price competitive.  The insurers I work with are 5 stars rated and well known within the industry and policies tailor made for your requirements.

 

Please call me on 07508 968456 or email me Samantha.davison@bwmltd.org

Ian K Nicholson

Owner Beaulieu Wills and Estate Planning

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Ian Nicholson has been in Financial Services for over 30 years. His whole mantra when it comes to dealing with clients is making sure that they fully understand what they’re doing every step of the way. Ian will take time to fully understand exactly what it is you want to do with your estate on your death, and make sure that the Will that’s drafted accurately reflects your wishes. It won’t be a rushed process, and at the end of it you, your family and those that you love and care for will be fully looked after. Ian also understands the need to regularly review what you put in place. Every 3 years or so he will review what was set up to make sure it’s still fit for purpose. The last thing you want if our circumstances change is for your last wishes not to be completely up to date. If you or your relatives need to put in place Lasting Power of Attorney, Ian will guide you through the process, ensuring the documentation is completed and signed correctly. He will make sure all involved understand the implications of what’s being drawn up so that there aren’t any potential problems in the future. Although not regulated to give advice on Life Assurance, because of his years of experience Ian can guide you through the uses and benefits of Life Assurance in conjunction with your Estate Planning. If you agree he can introduce you to trusted professional Financial Advisers who can talk you through the types of plan available and if necessary apply for the relevant plans. 

Away from Business Ian lives in Mountnessing, with his wife Melanie of nearly 32 years.
Golf, Rugby and reading are his passions, as well as enjoying the odd glass of Italian Red! Ultimately Ian’s aim with Beaulieu Wills and Estate Planning is to provide easy to understand advice and guidance for everyone. Very few people like talking about death, Ian ensures that if the worst does happen, then at least those left behind fully understand exactly what your wishes were. 

DON’T WAIT PROTECT YOUR ESTATE

To help raise funds for Amazing Me, Foyles of Chelmsford have kindly offered a number of free books to use as raffle prizes for schools who take a year's subscription to the programme. 

Contact us for more details.  

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