About Us

Karen Gibb

Educator, Founder and Director

Mind Marvels was created by Karen Gibb. Karen is a fully qualified teacher and has prior experience in youth development and early years education.

Karen taught young people with social, emotional and behavioural needs and pupils with severe and complex additional support needs, including autism and ADHD.

Through her work, Karen saw the benefits for children and young people when they were taught practical ways to support their own emotional wellbeing but that many did not know how to support themselves.

“As an anxious youngster myself, I now make a direct, positive impact on young people and their emotional wellbeing.”

Mind Marvels aim to give young people calming tools and practical strategies to understand and regulate their own emotions through face-to-face and online sessions. Mind Marvels encourage young people to feel more confident, build resilience and learn skills for life.

Karen has a full Protecting Vulnerable Group (PVG) check. She is registered with the General Teaching Council, has basic first aid training and is fully insured.

In her spare time, Karen enjoys listening to crime podcasts, exploring new types of foods and volunteers on the board of a local women’s rights charity.


• BA Social Sciences
• PGDE Secondary Teaching
• Qualified Mindfulness Practitioner
• Mental Health First Aider

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