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Some Shining Reviews

“I was privileged to watch a group of mentors on the MYND programme make breakthroughs with a bunch of under-aged offenders where social agencies, schools and families had failed, despite their best effort.”  Reporter, NZ Herald

“I’ve realised that I don’t have all the answers and I can make a change if I’m willing.”  MYND participant

“The programme helps you to think before you do things. I didn’t really before.”  MYND participant

“Positive thinking is thinking about good things to do, good behaviour. Its finishing your plan, getting out of the system, using the STAR model. It keeps you out of trouble and happy.”  MYND participant

"I don’t associate with other offenders as much as I used to.  The positive outcome of it is I don’t get into trouble. I have quit smoking and drinking so that I can be more fit for my sports. I go to bed at 10pm now instead of staying up late at night. I use everything MYND has taught me at school, at home and with my girlfriend." MYND participant

“He has stopped drinking whereas previously he was drinking every weekend.”  “I feel a lot better now, I no longer struggle to sleep because I know where he is and that he is not getting into trouble.”  “He is taking ownership of getting up in the morning and I no longer have to try and wake him up and chase him to get ready.” Mothers feedback

“I always use my manners now after seeing my youth worker do it.  Mum said she is happy because I am helping out more at home”  MYND Participant

"Learning about goal setting you need to take steps to achieve them.  I studied to get my license and to quit drinking.  This helped me to get up early and be organised." MYND Participant

“I know more about whats right and whats wrong like when I go to mums house in the weekend to hang out with them instead of hanging with the boys.  I stay home more often….coz im focussed."  MYND participant

"I used the STAR model (Stop Think Act Reflect).  My mates came over and tried to peer pressure me to go out there with them but said no because I thought about the consequence." MYND participant

“My youth worker looks at the good side of me.  Gives me thoughts about the future.  My MYND social worker helps me with things to get me further in the wider world”.  MYND participant