Welcome to Zest of Mind

We are committed to helping individuals and communities make positive choices, and improve their mental and physical wellbeing

Our Current Activities

Basketball Sessions

Are you 10 to 18 years old? Every Saturday 2 to 4pm @ Willesden Sports Centre receive professional coaching from England international basketball star Mike Martin. Available to boys and girls of all abilities. Young people can learn to play and increase their basketball skills, whilst having plenty fun.

If you are unable to join these classes, then check out our videos where you can see workouts, challenges and much more. 

Also, be sure to subscribe to our Youtube channel, and get notified of new videos as soon as they are released.

Advice and Support Services

No matter the issue you’re never alone. Please speak to one of our coaches for support, advice or further resources about the things that are concerning you.

The Anti-Bullying Alliance is a coalition of organisations and individuals that are united against bullying. Please refer to the ‘Advice & Support’ section of the site if you’re worried about bullying or want to find out where you can get help.


Whether you’re just starting out, upskilling, or looking for a career change – there’s an apprenticeship for everyone.


Activities and information for young people in Brent.


Brook is the only national charity to offer both clinical sexual health services, education & wellbeing services for young people.


CEOP is there to keep children safe from sexual abuse and grooming online. If you’re worried about online abuse or the way someone has been communicating online let CEOP know.


Childline is a free service for children and young people. Whatever problems or dangers they’re facing Childline is available to listen 365 days a year.

Helpline: 0800 1111


Childnet has tips, games and online safety advice to help young people get the best out of the internet and stay safe online. 


To talk about anything that is upsetting you, you can contact Samaritans 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

Helpline: 116 123 

Email: jo@samaritans.org 


The Mayor of London’s volunteering team. Visit their website to find volunteering roles and start making a difference in your local community.


The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. They are there to help you take on any challenge you may face from mental health, money, homelessness, finding a job, break-ups and drugs 


Upcoming Events

Let’s Talk About Sex! an event sponsored by Zest of Mind.
Jegna Family Support Services presents its launch event on Sunday 19th November 2023 1.30-6pm. Register at Eventbrite.
The UK’s biggest jobs and careers event for 14-24 year olds.

Skills London is the UK’s largest jobs and careers fair for 14 – 24-year-olds and their families. This year it will be held at ExCeL London on 24 and 25 November, offering up to 35,000 live jobs, training and apprenticeships under one roof. The fair is free to attend and connects you with over 100 potential employers, education and skills providers to give practical advice and information, helping you discover a future that works.


For more information follow us on our social channels @SkillsLondon #AFutureThatWorks 

Fast-track your job search at the region’s biggest career event

Meet top employers face to face and apply directly for thousands of vacancies across Central and Greater London.

On 13th & 14th October 2023, the London Job Show is showcasing thousands of employment and training opportunities – from senior positions, to mid-level roles, to entry level, graduate schemes, traineeships, and apprenticeships. There is something for everyone.


What We Do

Find out more about us as well as our current projects and activities.

Activities & Projects

Take a look at our range of activities and projects that run, both independently and with our partners.

Accolades & Testimonials

See exactly how we have impacted various people and communities.


Check out our list of partners that help fuel our vision.

Key Dates

National Apprenticeship Week

Children’s Mental Health Week

Safer Internet Day 

World Book Day 

Earth Day 

Volunteers Week 

Bike Week 

Healthy Eating Week 

South Asian Heritage Month

International Youth Day

National Fitness Day 

Black History Month

World Mental Health Day  

Youth Work Week

Anti-Bullying Week

World Children’s Day

6th – 12th February 2023

6th – 12th February 2023

7th February 2023

2nd March 2023

22nd April 2023

1st – 7th June 2023

5th – 11th June 2023

12th – 16th June 2023

17th July – 18th August 2023

12th August 2023

21st September 2023

1st October – 31st October 2023

10th October 2023

6th – 12th November 2023

13th – 17th November 2023

20th November 2023

Term Dates (2023 - 2024)

Autumn Term 2023 

Half Term

Christmas Holiday

Spring Term 2024

Half Term

Easter Holiday

Summer Term 2024

Half Term

Summer Holiday

4th September – 21st December 2023

23rd October to 27th October 2023

22nd December 2023 to 5th January 2024

8th January to 28th March 2024

12th February to 16th February 2024

29th March to 12th April 2024

15th April to 24th July 2024

27th May to 31st May 2024

25th July to 1st September 2024

Progress is Progress

No matter how small the achievement, it is still progress. Get in contact and start making positive changes with us today!

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