Jenine had a dream...

The future is bright
Added on: 19 May, 2021 Posted by: Jenine Butroid 2 min read (358 words)

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I had a dream...

Like many, the pandemic has made me evaluate what I love about my life and what I want to change. I think it's fair to say that I have struggled with a having a healthy work/ life balance as SM is my first love, my passion and in many ways my purpose. Although it's very unlikely (unlucky) that we will face another pandemic in our lifetime, the death of my step Dad in the first lock down and a resurgence of my post natal depression during that time forced me to take a step back from SM at a time when I really didn't have time to. The challenges of personally and professionally surviving the the pandemic have been great and after a period of reflection I was able to reconnect with my reasons for setting up SM in 2014... To make therapy affordable and accessible, whilst I've been busy "doing" in my business I haven't had time to start building. For those of you that have been following my story over the years and why I set up Supporting Minds in 2014 you will know that I am passionate about normalising what it means to be human; the messy, chaotic and joyful. I have often shared my own challenges and vulnerabilities in an attempt to let others know that we're all experiencing lifes challenges and there's no shame in that.

It has always been my passion to push my vision for Supporting Minds further afield than just Lincoln and the pandemic has meant that we have attracted online clients from across the country. It is with equal measures of fear and excitement that I am getting ready to sell my vision for Supporting Minds through franchising so that I can make my affordable vision available to more people across the country.

I will still very much be a part of SM but my day to day input will be reducing over the coming months as I support new centres and franchisees across the country. If you want to get involved send us a message!

Jenine

Jenine Butroid

Jenine Butroid

CEO

IN 2014 I SET UP SM WITH THE SOLE PURPOSE OF MAKING, MUCH NEEDED, TALKING THERAPIES AFFORDABLE & ACCESSIBLE. I DON’T BELIEVE MONEY SHOULD EVER BE AN OBSTACLE TO HEALING.

I recognised that the NHS was not able to offer what people really needed: non CBT, unlimited counselling & psychotherapy. Most of us can’t afford to pay in excess of £50 per weekly session either. That meant that we were a society of people struggling to understand ourselves and our emotional wellbeing. I also recognised that we had become so out of tune with our bodies, our emotions and most of all with other people. We were craving, healthy human connection. I wanted to break the cycle of co-dependency that we have on the medical model and begin trusting in ourselves again. And so SM was created.