Tom Falkingham

Tom Falkingham

Mentor

Hey there! 

My name is Tom, a gaming fanatic with a BA(Hons) degree in media production from the University of Lincoln, and I specialise in digital media and game design.

I worked for several years in media and have experience with game modelling in Blender, video editing on Adobe Premier Pro, web/Graphic design in Illustrator and game-level design with Unreal Engine 5. I love to learn new skills and share my knowledge, so what better way than with Video Games?

I have played video games from a very young age and found them to be a fantastic outlet for young people to express themselves openly. Playing and understanding how they work helped me with my anxiety as a child and shaped me into the person I am today. Through this passion, I have made significant progress in my social life and built long-lasting and meaningful friendships.

I have experience working with children in childcare and being a volunteer leader for nursery schools, group camping and forest schools for children between the ages of 4 and 18. I am very open, empathetic and a fantastic listener. My work at MindJam allows me to use my knowledge to help others, build positive relationships and learn new skills together in constructive tailored one-on-one sessions. It is important to me to provide a non-judgemental space for young minds to have their voices heard and express how they feel. 

I’m enhanced DBS checked with fully up-to-date safeguarding training. Additionally, I’m certified in understanding Anxiety and Stress in children and young people, Data Protection and Online safety.  I have training and experience working with autistic young people, PDA, ADHD and SEN.

Favourite Games

Fallout 4, Factorio, Minecraft, DayZ, Rust, Terraria, Skyrim, Sea of Thieves, Civilization 5 and Portal 2.

Hobbies

Hiking, Camping, Tabletop games, Reading, PC building, 3D Printing, Model Painting, Marvel films, Video editing & Photography.

My Pets

A tabby cat called Mouse, a ginger cat called Apollo, a black cat called Hades and a
Chocolate Labrador called Harvey.

We'd love to hear from you.

If you would like our team to get in touch with you to discuss how we can help you and your young people through our services, please feel free to fill out our contact form, and we will be in touch as soon as possible to talk you through enrolling with one of our mentors or counsellors

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