When Christina Cran received a life-changing diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes, she noticed her son showing signs of anxiety. Realising the need to help him, she had the idea for Wee Seeds – a social venture providing mindfulness resources for children in Scotland.
Now, after a pandemic hit the wellbeing of millions of cooped-up kids and gave Cran’s work an even greater importance, Wee Seeds is among a handful of businesses to benefit from £200,000 of investment from The Big Issue
Big Issue Invest – the investment arm of The Big Issue – is providing the money to four social enterprises in Scotland, all of which aim to improve lives, through the Power Up Scotland programme.
Wee Seeds provides mindfulness and meditation for young children – including balloon breathing and garden yoga.
“The loan from Big Issue Invest will enable us to work towards that shift, power up our business ambitions, help future generations deal with the impact of Covid, and plant the seeds of positive mental health in our young people,” founder and CEO Cran said.
Ayrshire Women’s Hub, which began life in 2018, supports women and families in Ayrshire, with women providing support. It specialises in helping with domestic violence, mental health, grief & loss, benefits, and social isolation.