Mindful Monsters | Your questions, answered

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About Mindful Monsters

What is Mindful Monsters?

Mindful Monsters is a new, fun way to support the charity Scope. Each month, your subscription of £7.50 supports Scope and, in return, you get seven exciting family activity cards inspired by mindfulness.

Mindful Monsters gives your kids essential life skills and your subscription supports parents to give their disabled children the best start in life – it’s a win/win.

There are 84 cards to collect in total, over 12 months. And once your collection is complete, we hope you will continue to support disabled people and their families through your ongoing donation to Scope.

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Is there any proof that mindfulness works?

Lots! There have been many studies that show that practicing mindfulness creates physical changes in our brains which, to put it simply, make us happier.

And that’s not all – scientists have seen that these changes last long after the mindfulness activities are over, as long as we are regularly mindful.

Here’s what Michael Chaskalson, a leading mindfulness expert, has to say about mindfulness:

“Mindfulness changes lives. Kids who can manage their own emotions do better and an early introduction to mindfulness can really help. When kids learn mindfulness, it sustains their natural curiosity, helping them to engage more deeply with others and with the world around them.”

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What is mindfulness?

It’s slowly taking over school, parenting blogs and even your Facebook feed, but what exactly is mindfulness?

Mindfulness is simply the art of being in the present – paying attention to your thoughts and feelings, moment by moment.

Many people have found that when we pause and soak up the present, we improve our focus, achieve a sense of calm and have a better overall sense of wellbeing.

Mindful Monsters activities are inspired by this principle, and help children develop emotional resilience and important life skills.

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Why should I use Mindful Monsters?

Being a parent puts a lot of pressure on your time, there’s no denying that! So, what little quality time you can spend with your kids needs to be special and memorable.

That’s why parents love Mindful Monsters – you’ll find activities that can create belly-busting laughter or diffuse tearful tantrums and turn potential meltdown triggers – like getting ready for school or going to bed – into magic moments together.

And, best of all, each activity takes as little or as long as you like and can fit into the busiest of days.

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About Scope

I already support Scope. Can I receive Mindful Monsters?

Thank you so much for supporting Scope. Your contribution means we can be there for disabled people and their families. To receive Mindful Monsters, you’ll need to sign up through this website and your subscription will support Scope. 

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How else can I support Scope?

There are lots of different ways you can support Scope’s work and help disabled people and their families. To find out how, visit www.scope.org.uk/get-involved

And don’t forget, you can also tell all your friends about Mindful Monsters!

If you have any feedback, ideas or thoughts you’d like to share with us, please do get in touch by calling our supporter care team on 0808 800 3333

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Who is Scope?

We’re Scope, the disability equality charity. We won’t stop until we achieve a society where all disabled people enjoy equality and fairness. 

We provide practical advice and emotional support to disabled people and their families whenever they need it most. 

We use our collective power to change attitudes and end injustice. And we campaign relentlessly to create a fairer society

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About my subscription

How do I amend or cancel my order?

If you’d like to update any of your details or stop your monthly subscription, please call our supporter care team on 0808 800 3333, or by email at: mindfulmonsters@scope.org.uk. If you call outside of office hours, we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!

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Where does my subscription go?

Your subscription will help support families to build resilience in their day-to-day lives and give their disabled children the best start in life. For every pound Scope spends:

70p goes towards supporting disabled people and their families.
20p is spent on selling your donated goods through our shops, which raises even more money for us.
9p is spent on fundraising with our supporters (like you).
1p is spent on making sure the charity is efficient and well run.

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When will my payments come out of my account?

If you choose to subscribe monthly, your payment will be taken on the day you sign up and will continue to come out on this date every month. For monthly payment taken on or after the 20th of the month, payment will be taken on the day you sign up and the 20th of every following month.  

If you choose to subscribe annually, your payment will be taken on the day you sign up and will continue to come out on this date every year. 

If you signed up before 1 February 2019, your payments will always come out on 1st of the month. 

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What is gift aid?

Gift aid is a fantastic governmental scheme, which means that if you are a tax payer, charities may be able to claim an additional 25% of your donation amount from the government.

To claim gift aid on any eligible donations to Scope, make sure you tick the gift aid box at checkout. It will mean your donations to Scope will go even further to support disabled children and their families.

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About my order

How much will I be charged for postage?

Postage is already covered in your £7.50 monthly subscription, so don’t worry about any add-ons!

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What if there's a problem with my pack?

All our packs are put together by hand so on the rare occasion there might be a missing card, a duplicated card, or your month two card case may not be present. Not to worry! Just get in touch with Supporter Care at mindfulmonsters@scope.org.uk or on 0808 800 3333and they will get a fresh pack sent out to you.

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When will Mindful Monsters arrive?

Our packs are sent by 2nd class post. You'll receive your first pack within three weeks of making your first payment.  

If you choose to pay monthly, you'll receive your packs each month three weeks after each payment. If you chose to pay annually, your packs will be sent out once a month, and you’ll get them around the same time each month. 

If you’ve been waiting longer than three weeks to receive a pack after payment, please call us on 0808 800 3333 or email us on mindfulmonsters@scope.org.uk

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Can I buy Mindful Monsters as a gift?

Of course – just provide the lucky person’s address at checkout to make sure we send Mindful Monsters to the right place!

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Will the pack fit through my letter box?

Yes, each pack is no wider than a large letter and about 1cm thick, so will fit through your letter box.

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About my details

How can I update my communication preferences?

We take our relationship with you seriously, and we promise to only contact you in the ways you prefer. You can update how you hear from us at any time by calling our supporter care team on 0808 800 3333or email us at mindfulmonsters@scope.org.uk

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Are my personal details secure?

Your personal details are completely secure. For more information on how we handle your details, check out our full privacy and data protection policy.

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