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MindJam

Emotional support and guidance for children and adolescents. MindJam offers online and private help for children suffering with anxiety, stress and social issues; through positivity, learning new skills and play. MindJam helps using gaming, coding and game creation, digital music, learning an instrument, songwriting and digital art.  These activities are great…

Emotional support and guidance for children and adolescents. MindJam offers online and private help for children suffering with anxiety, stress and social issues; through positivity, learning new skills and play.

MindJam helps using gaming, coding and game creation, digital music, learning an instrument, songwriting and digital art.  These activities are great for relieving stress and anxiety and greatly benefit mental health and intelligence.

I create a safe and happy environment where the child can talk freely about anything that interests them, their fears and loves, problems and goals, all helping through positive, non-judgemental social interaction, tuition and play.

I've been a teacher for over 20 years, I've helped thousands of children to play instruments, game design and code. In these sessions I have gained great experience in being a good listener and mentor to these children and have often helped children gain confidence and overcome obstacles.

I am fully DBS checked, have full safeguarding training and have completed an accredited Counselling Children and Adolescents course.  I am also very experienced in working with and helping children with ASD, ADHD, PTSD and PDA. I support many children as part of their EHCP and work with schools and councils as an alternative provision.

I'm proud to work with:

Autism Champions - https://www.autismchampions.co.uk/

Asend - making SEND outstanding https://asend.co.uk/

Essex County Council - local offer

Oxfordshire County Council

Vale of Glamorgan County Council

Hampshire County Council

Nottinghamshire County Council

Sessions are £20 for 30 minutes.

The sessions are 121 online and the aim is to help with confidence, self esteem and anxiety whilst also furthering skills in gaming, game design and coding.  Future goals could include becoming trained and certified as a junior programmer in Unity - an industry standard game development platform and helping aim towards further education and employment.

My page shows lots of the things we do in the sessions, plus has some great feedback from parents - www.facebook.com/mindjamdan

Please get in touch if you have any further questions.

Many thanks

Dan Clark

MindJam

 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Dan Clark
Contact Position
Business Owner
Telephone
07890 672395
E-mail
mindjamdan@gmail.com

Where to go

Name
Online

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Friday
Time of day
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Session Information
Sessions are 30 minutes online and can be once or several times a week

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£20 Per session
Details

Sessions are £20 for 30 minutes.

Additional Information

Providing services to
Children
Young people
Disabled children/young people

Notes

“We are so grateful that MindJam Dan came into our lives. My son has had an extremely difficult few years, Dan has brought fun and laughter back into my son's life on a regular basis. This is no mean feat, particularly after the added stress of lockdown. My son is 11, has been having a weekly session with Dan since January 2021. My son is autistic, demand avoidant, and highly anxious. He’s had dreadful experiences in education. Dan is enthusiastic, happy, accommodating of my son's needs, understands his needs better than most people. Dan uses his understanding of autism and wellbeing, and his shared passion for gaming to connect and build trust with my son. Dan has had the most success with my son of all the professionals that have worked with him since he became too anxious for school. My son looks forward to his sessions and wishes he could have more than 1 a week. He frequently asks me when he will be seeing Dan. He creates things in Minecraft in his spare time to share with Dan. My son has built the level of trust in 5 months of weekly sessions, that he can talk to Dan when something is concerning him, which is monumental. After a session with Dan my son’s mood is always lifted. Dan's sessions provide fun, support with wellbeing and also technical knowledge of which I am lacking! Thank you Dan you are the highlight of my son’s week.” - Jess   "My 10 year old son has a very complex profile of autism including extreme PDA and school trauma and he has been having sessions with Dan for 4 months. My son takes a very long time to engage with others (if at all) due to negative experiences in education but he engaged with Dan instantly. I believe this is due to Dan’s approach which is low demand, friendly and responsive, with a manner which exudes unconditional positive regard. Dan always treats him as an equal which is so vital for successful engagement with the PDA profile . He always brings positivity to the sessions without fail. I have been looking for someone like Dan for my son for a number of years and what I have found is that it’s quite rare to find a good fit for an extreme PDA profile with extremely high anxiety. When you do find it, it’s like striking gold! In my experience there are a few key attributes to look for when sourcing a tutor/mentor for a complex profile like my son and they are the right personality, skill, intelligence and shared interests. Mindjam Dan has all of these and more. If Dan doesn’t know something that my son has requested (which isn’t very often) then he will go away and research it meticulously and return with the correct knowledge to inform the session. In the 4 months my son has been working with Dan through the lockdown, he has made excellent progress in that he is now managing the transitions with ease, has been able to compromise in situations and is learning reading, spelling and technical skills all through gaming. My son looks forward to the sessions and through Dan’s patience and understanding when my son’s anxiety has been high, my son is easily able to re-engage with the peace of mind that Dan is someone that he can trust. As a result of the safe and happy space that Dan creates, my son is supported well and as a result this has improved his self esteem and maintained positive mental health during the lockdown. I would highly recommend Dan and I just wish there were more tutors/mentors out there with his profile and skill set. I feel very fortunate that he has come into my son’s life." Written 12.3.21 Best wishes, Joanne Lee

Supporting people with
Challenging behaviour
Learning difficulty
Mental health conditions
Autistic Spectrum Condition
Communication impairment

Last checked on 10/06/2021

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