Mind garden York CIC
Classroom wellbeing workshop
outdoor workshops
nurturing wellbeing

Emotional Wellbeing and resilience for growing minds

Planting the seeds for success

Growing up can be exciting but daunting. My interactive workshops empower young people to find their natural resilience, creativity and confidence.

Unearth mental health superpowers

From wearing ‘mood goggles’ to stirring up bottles of ’emotion glitter’, Mind Garden York educates through having fun. Games, crafting and role-play reveal the inside-out nature of how the mind works, how our thoughts shape our experience of life.

Every session is unique,

but this gives you a taste of Mind Garden York

The power within?

Exploring our innate wellbeing represented by resilience, wisdom, creativity, calm, and confidence and how they support us in life. Realising the unbreakable and ever-present nature of our wellbeing. 

How Life Works

Spotlight on thought / feeling connection. Recognising the fleeting nature of our thoughts and feelings. Identifying why we sometimes feel disconnected from our wellbeing.


Discovering that at every single moment we can access fresh thoughts and ideas. These are always available to help us find a solution and navigate the bumps in the road.


Understanding how our experience of life is created allows us to have healthier relationships with ourselves and others. We can approach situations with more empathy and kindness.

A harvest of resilience and mental health

Children gain a bucketload of emotional wellbeing strategies to guide them through life. Mind Garden York offers tailored classroom workshop series, pre-teen online sessions, private one-to-ones and more.

Who I help

As a trained mental wellbeing coach and facilitator, I have helped countless childre, school groups and families here in North Yorkshire and as far afield as the USA and South Africa.

Mariella O'Brien
I thought that the Wellbeing Course was amazing.
Mariella made it really fun. It was nice meeting new people
The course can help you with anger management, it helps you to see yourself and things differently.
It gives you another way to see and live life.
I wish the course wasn’t ending.

11 years old Johannesburg, South Africa

Mariella thank you so much for the time and effort that you have put into teaching the children the course. My son looked forward to every lesson.
The awareness really helps them to recognise that innate balance, that is already there inside them.
I only wish my older boys had had the same opportunity.
Thank you again!

Mum of 11 year old

As it’s mental health awareness week I wanted to highlight the services of Mind Garden York CIC. During lockdown Z had loads of anxiety and was not flourishing. We did a web-based  course with Mariella O’Brien and she is calmer, more regulated and flourishing. Our little ones need support too.


Mum of 9 year old

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