Great Minds Together FICS (Families in Crisis Support) Division is a not for profit, community interest company providing free mentorship and a free wraparound service from one of our Family Wraparound Co-ordinator's supporting families in need practically, emotionally and helps parents and carers of children with SEND and/or SEMH needs navigate the complex education, housing and social care system. This ensures an integration of services for effective sharing of information and better outcomes for children and young people.
Great Minds Together provides prevention life skills workshops and intervention programs for children and young people with SEND and/or SEMH needs, as well as behaviour support programs for students at risk of exclusion, specific training for professionals in education and social care on a variety of relevant subjects speech and language therapy and training as well as free wraparound support for families in need where their child has SEND and/or SEMH needs.
Our team is made up of a paid multidisciplinary team, trained professional volunteer initiative and university graduate work-based learning scheme to provide professional mentor, training and coaching services to schools and local authorities in a cost effective way to ensure the support of more young people.
All commissioned programs are part of our 'pay it forward' initiative, which ensures that all surplus funds are used to support families in need for free, as well as a variety of parent-led groups and charities that support the empowerment of parents and the mental well-being and employability of young people.
We are so proud to have been nominated for this award.
We have recently been notified that we are one of 126 organisations to have been shortlisted out of 64,000 nominations! It is so heartwarming to know that you all value our work. Thank you!