What is Mighty Minds?
Mighty Minds is a new initiative created by Presbyterian Support’s Child & Family Psychologists, Gabby Begg, and Jillisa Wainwright. It is a six-week programme for children aged 12-14 in Christchurch who are referred to Presbyterian Support, or are currently on the waiting list for individual therapy services.
The sessions teach strategies for dealing with thoughts, emotions, and behaviours, and are a quick access resource to support children waiting for individual therapy.
Group sessions are held once a week, with limited numbers and age range, so that the sessions can be specially tailored to the group’s needs. The content has been developed using detailed research and specialist knowledge of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, ensuring it is evidence based.