Why Momentum

Our Vision

At MomentumEC we want everyone to have the chance to build a strong foundation; one upon which you can face life’s challenges, adversities, and successes with the same strength and resilience. We believe in providing opportunities to build self-acceptance and love through a framework and concepts to better understand ourselves, our strengths and our capabilities.

When you know who you are and stay true to that, you give yourselves the permission to step forward into your potential and flourish. You allow ourselves to grow, learn and achieve the way you choose to, ultimately leading you to be happy and become positive contributors to society.

Why Wellbeing?

Mental illness is on the rise. We are faced with a reality in which people struggle to be themselves, to cope with situations and manage their emotions and reactions. And where are we left if we don’t get out of this?

The World Health Organisation predicts that anxiety will be the number one leading cause of disease by 2020, with unipolar depressive disorders taking over by 2030. The median age for the first episode of depression has moved from adulthood to adolescence and at least a quarter of the world’s population will experience these conditions during their lifetimes.

The numbers are scary. What’s even scarier is that we have options to create behaviours and long-term resolutions to combat these issues, but up until now we haven’t actively engaged in them.

We have the opportunity and the research to show that a focus on wellbeing, as a long-term, preventative approach to dealing with mental illness and to allow true flourishing, is the way forward.

If you focus on building your foundations, you are placed in a position where you have the skills and strategies to face life’s challenges and the resilience to bounce back from the adversities.

Building the child

Therefore, what if we build children’s foundations so that even when faced with challenges, fears and doubts they can continue to persevere, to thrive and to flourish?

Aristotle stated, “give me a boy until he is seven and I will show you the man”. It is up to us to provide the tools and ideas to support children in building a solid foundation to benefit them throughout their adolescence and adulthood.

Imagine a child who is able to be themselves through life’s challenges and negativities and is able to push themselves to always be their best. Imagine looking back on your childhood and seeing who you truly are, full of self-acceptance and belief, reflected back at you.

Isn’t this what we want for our children: to approach life with joy and resilience, creating a belief pattern that is positive and lasting?