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Charity partners wanted to distribute mindfulness to early years children

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Wee seeds helps nurture positive mental health

A mission-based business is looking for charities, CICs and other social organisations to help distribute free mindfulness tools to families across Scotland. 

Wee Seeds helps parents, carers and educators to nurture positive mental health in young minds through its digital mindfulness tools which can be used at home or in an educational setting. 

The platform came to life after the son of the charity's founder struggled after her life-changing diabetes diagnosis.

Christina Cran self-taught him what she was learning through her new-found meditation practice, and from there, the idea to design mindfulness tools for early years children was born. 

Wee Seeds recently received an investment from the Big Issue Invest to allow the mission-led business to launch a new membership for parents, and new packages for educators. It has also meant the socially driven business is able to launch the second pilot of its Buy One, Give One programme. 

The BOGOA scheme, which is known as Pick One, Plant One, ran last year, with four partners - The Yard Edinburgh, Home-Start Stirling, First Hand Lothian and Kin Collective. 

Now, using the learnings from the pilot, Wee Seeds is running the BOGOA scheme again - and looking for partners to take part. 

Christina Cran said: “At Wee Seeds, our Buy One, Give One scheme – which we affectionately call our Pick One, Plant One programme - means that for every membership bought - picked - we give one - plant one - to a family who needs it. We are looking for partner organisations to take part in the next pilot and help us reach families who might otherwise not be able to access our mindfulness tools. 

“If you work with families who could benefit from our toolbox of exercises that plant the seeds of calm, focus and good sleep for children aged 3-7 years then we would love to have you onboard!”

The deadline to take part is 16 November with the programme due to start in the New Year.

To find out more about the Pick One, Plant One programme visit Wee Seeds’ Making a Difference page or email