The MindMate Champions Programme and  MindMate Lessons were created in partnership with many people and organisations making them an effective, rich and varied resource for schools, settings and Children’s Centres.

Leeds CCGs

Both projects were commissioned by NHS Leeds CCGs partnerships to improve provision and teaching of social, emotional and mental health in schools and Children’s Centres as part of the Future in Mind Leeds strategy Priority 2: Work with young people, families and schools to build knowledge and skills in emotional resilience and to support self-help.

Future in Mind Leeds

Health and Wellbeing Service

The Health and Wellbeing Service jointly created the structure of the Champions programme including the  SEMH School Health Check. They co deliver the MindMate Champions Programme with Northpoint Wellbeing.

They were also commissioned to create the MindMate Lessons.


Northpoint Wellbeing

Northpoint Wellbeing were commissioned to support the delivery of the Champions Programme. They also ensured a focus on evidence based approaches throughout the lessons as well as writing specific guides e.g. anxiety.



We consulted with a range of organisations:

CAMHS Leeds, The Leeds Education Psychology Service, members of the Leeds bereavement steering group for both The Champions Programme and MindMate Lessons

MindMate Lessons Writers

We had a variety of writers commissioned to write specific sections:

  • Alison Cater: Health and Wellbeing Service
  • Catherine McMullan: Harehills Primary
  • Paula Cable: Westgate Primary, Otley
  • Rachael Wright: Northpoint Wellbeing
  • Judith Marlow: BARCA Leeds
  • Sarah Bishop: St Mary’s Catholic school, Wigan
  • Sheryll Carter: Allerton C of E Primary

MindMate Lessons Focus Modules

The MarketPlace

The Market Place is a drop in centre in Leeds providing a range of services including counselling. Using their knowledge and experience they are writing a focus module with BattleScars charity on the topic of self harm for us to support groups of pupils.


Space 2

Space2 promote arts projects as part of the solution in some of Leeds’ most challenged neighbourhoods and to address entrenched issues for communities and cities.

They  have written an anti stigma focus module for us to help unpick misunderstanding about mental health and promote good conversations.



Oblong is a Leeds based community development charity whose purpose is to help people and communities flourish.

Writers of MindMate Families, they are writing a version to be used in parents’ sessions run by school staff.


Child Bereavement UK

Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement.

We couldn’t do better than their Elephant’s Tea Party as a Focus Module so they are kindly letting us use it.

Leeds City Council

Leeds Education Pyschology

Leeds Education Pyschology team are writing a Focus Module to look at mental health in a more in depth manner.



York MBSR, the Northern Centre for Mindfulness and Compassion and Heather Davies are creating our Mindfulness modules and training.


Try Life

TryLife , winner of Pitch@ The Palace 7.0 are writing us a fabulous interactive Focus Module about the impact of Domestic Violence