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We are Natalie and Michelle. We created Happy Cactus Coaching Co. because we believe more should be done to support young people to improve their mental health.


We also believe that mental health support doesn't just belong in a therapy room. 


We embed the approaches used in more traditional mental health services for young people, into different types of activity, and we make a difference. 

The way we work is simple:

KINDNESS

We are kind. We believe this is fundamental to everything and we model this unconditionally in every single session.

RELATIONSHIPS FIRST 

(everything else after)

We actively seek out opportunities to listen and build relationships with every young person. We recognise this takes time and we are patient. We believe every interaction counts and that sometimes even the quietest young people need a voice. 

MORE THAN JUST EQUALITY

We do everything we can to ensure our sessions are open to every young person. We recognise that some young people will need more support and consideration than others to feel safe and included. We coach in small groups and we give every young person time, space and choice.

We don't make young people compete with each other and we don't mind if they opt out of joining in. 

SAFE 

 We are a safe pair of hands, not just in terms of keeping young people physically safe, but also supporting them when they are struggling with their mental health. We work collaboratively with parents and carers and we are open and transparent.  

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