Hey there, I am Stacey, the founder and owner of The North Kind.
I was a Physiotherapist working in the NHS for 20 years and am now a mindset coach and mindfulness teacher working in Primary schools. My own three children and the kids I work with are, literally, the life and soul of the brand I have founded, and the reason The North Kind exists.
When my daughter was struggling with her confidence, difficulty sleeping and shying away from activities and aspects of school life I was completely heartbroken for her. I spent a whole heap of time exploring ways to help her have a little more self-belief. I became a walking encyclopedia on the topic of self-confidence, self-esteem and resilience. Everything I learned was woven into our day to day lives and I started to see changes. Mindfulness had the biggest, most powerful, impact and I finally got to further explore the power of this amazing skill, during the lockdown of 2020, and trained as a mindfulness teacher for kids with Youth Mindfulness.
So many children are struggling with how they feel about themselves on a day to day basis and this can really hold them back in school and their achievements. By teaching kids self-awareness and skills to strengthen their self-esteem and confidence at an early age you can help them develop resilience so that they can better handle the ups and downs of growing up.
The passion and enthusiasm the children express when I teach them made me wonder how I could reach more kids who need a dose of self-belief and a sprinkling of growth mindset magic and positivity. So as well as offering services in Primary schools, I have now also designed and curated a range of high quality products on my website dedicated to inspiring and promoting children’s self-confidence and well-being.
I have selected some tried and tested products that we have used in our family for years and scoured the internet to find some other amazing mindfulness products for kids, products to promote positivity, help with big emotions and anxiety AND have been working on developing and creating some more North Kind goodies too. I have done all this so you don’t have to. You can be safe in the knowledge that these will be high quality, well designed and well researched products and I am really proud that so many of the items I have chosen are from unique, small independent businesses.
Because children’s mental health matters to me I donate money from every sweatshirt sale to Young Minds, a mental health charity for children and young people.
So there you have it. That is me and this is why I am here doing what I am doing.