Our Practice in Manchester

Mind of My Own 

& Voice of a Child

Manchester Children’s Services uses the Mind of My Own apps to enable children and young people to amplify their voices. To guide and inform the work we do on their behalf. The Mind of My Own apps provide practitioners with a flexible means of engaging and involving those children and young people we work with, and, actively enable their participation in their plans. During these times it a child or young person needs their voice heard more than ever! 

Learn about…

How to…


Sign up for an account

To sign up for an account you will need to have a Manchester City Council email address.

When you sign up your request will go to the Safeguarding Improvement Unit Business Support team, who will then approve your account and you will receive an email with a temporary password to access the app. You will be asked to change this the first time you access the app.


Create a worker account

(Workers accounts are only available on the web and cannot be downloaded as an app) 

1. Go to the sign up page

2. Select the “sign up’ option

3. Add your details and sign up.

Your sign up will be approved by

MCC Service Portal Admin and you

will receive an email from Mind Of

My Own asking you to create a


5. Create your password.

6. Access your account with your work email and newly created password! 


Download the App

After signing up you will be able to use mind of my own apps with children and young people to get their views, wishes and feeling. The app works by providing you with a PDF of what they say, which can be saved and uploaded onto their files. Children and young people can also have their Own Account so they can use it when they want. 

You can access the mind of my own app from your work phone or Laptop after downloading it from:


Amplify Voices

Introduce Mind of My Own to those children and young people you work with. 

Send them a letter with the information they need to learn about and sign up to Mind of My Own.  

Mind of My Own Mindfulness Challenge

The lack of structure to each day and week that goes by also doesn’t help and Mind Of My Own wanted to do something to support children and young people’s wellbeing. With this in mind they have produced this great new free resource, the Mind Of My Own Mindfulness challenge.

Developed by: Stephen Brock, M.S.W., Social Work Consultant. 

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