Welcome to…

Focusing Minds

Mental Health . Wellbeing . Education Services

Children . Young People .
Parents . Schools

Mentoring & Coaching

“What support is available to help young people improve wellbeing and develop skills?”

Transition Phase Support

“Is there transition phase support for Year 6, 11 and 13 that schools and children can access?”

Education Screening

“How can children, young people and adults benefit from screening and assessments?”

Tutoring Services

“What academic support can I access for my child or school?”

School Services

“What support can our school access to support our specific needs?”

"To draw on knowledge, skills, qualifications, and experience to support children, young people, parents, and schools alike, with the overarching aim of improving wellbeing, offering guidance, and developing all-important life skills."

Meet the team

Here at Focusing Minds, we have a real passion for supporting children, young people and schools. Since 2020, we are pleased to have developed a range of both private services and services delivered to schools through our passionate, experienced and highly knowledgeable staff. Come and meet the faces of the Focusing Minds team and learn how they can help your school or a young person you may know in need of some additional support right now.

"Focusing Minds - helping you to make progress since 2020"

Can we help you?

Welcome to Focusing Minds. We aim to draw on skills, knowledge, qualifications and experience to offer a fully comprehensive, personable and bespoke support service to children, young people, parents and schools.

Throughout our website, you will find a range of services we provide. We pride ourselves on the bespoke way we work with schools and young people – please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your requirements and we can find solutions to your specific needs.

Focusing Minds is a pivotal pastoral intervention at our academy. They provide a non-judgemental ear to many of our students posing behavioural challenges, repeatedly being suspended and who have mental health concerns. They are an asset to the team and constantly communicates with us around student concerns, strategies for the wider staff body to trial and uses our internal data systems to track student progress. They are fully committed to the students intervened with, not working in a silo as some other interventions we have trialled but understanding intervention only truly works when it complements the core pastoral and safeguarding strategy.
Michaela Lancaster Knaggs
Assistant Principal
Trinity Academy Cathedral