About Creative Optimistic Visions
We are a Community Interest Company, passionate about Protective Behaviours. We believe we all have the right to feel safe. Our mission is to provide organisations and individuals with the tools to enable this via training.
Our story begins in 2012, where our founder Stacey-Jade Mason developed the idea for educating young people about Protective Behaviours through the art of lyricism. Music was her only safe space for a long time, and she knew that she could share that with others. Using her lived experiences and seeding support from organisations like Coventry University, The Protective Behaviours Consortium, and business mentor and friend Mr David Williamson, Stacey has built a social enterprise that now delivers a range of award-winning services to thousands of individuals throughout the UK.
Since the trial of our first project – Urban Arts – COV has expanded and grown from one determined individual, to a strong and committed team of trainers, youth workers, mentors, and volunteers. Our Urban Arts programme is more successful than ever, and sits amidst a range of bespoke programmes to ensure that whatever your Protective Behaviour needs, we can support you.
Why Protective Behaviours?Protective Behaviours has been utilised to enable and support people since the 1970s.
Protective Behaviours is an internationally acclaimed process which teaches specific strategies to help face challenges with confidence without sacrificing the right to feel safe.
It is a practical and down to earth approach to personal safety which encourages self-empowerment and brings with it the skills to encourages an adventurous approach to life which satisfies the need for fun and excitement without violence and fear.
Protective Behaviours is a tried and true set of principles. At Creative Optimistic Visions, we keep this well grounded and real. What we do is practical. The difference we make is in real life. We speak out to be heard, and inspire confidence.
Like our name, we believe that we can only change things if we’re imaginative, positive, and working together to create brighter futures for all in our community.
of participants on our Protective Behaviours Training felt it would complement their service delivery
of learners attending our Confident Me! project have increased their ability to deal with stress.
average contact hours per young person attending COV YOUTH in 2020/21
Want to learn more? From Protective Behaviours Training to Mentor Support, Safeguarding Training to Urban Arts, we’re dedicated to providing the best.
Meet the Team
Stacey-Jade Mason is an award-winning Protective Behaviours Trainer. Stacey publicly speaks at many different events inspiring others from her story of surviving CSE and speaking honestly and openly about her journey. Her mission is to educate all about the Protective Behaviours process and how it can help enable a healthier, safer and fulfilling life.
Karen is responsible for coordinating quality assurance and ensuring that all individuals engaging with our services are provided with the support they need to ensure they get the most out of their interaction with Creative Optimistic Visions.
Falishia has recently joined COV as a Youth Mentor. Falishia supports the design and delivery of our alternative education, one to one mentoring support and our universal youth provision.
Lead Youth Mentor
Abbie started as a volunteer with COV and has worked her way up to our Lead Youth Mentor. Abbie supports the delivery of our alternative education, one to one mentoring support and our universal youth provision.
Natalie is supporting learners on our Confident Me! course by providing them with one to one mentoring and life coaching skills, enabling progression into further education and or employment.
Board of Directors
Our Board is comprised of dedicated women who give their time voluntarily (on Sunday mornings) to ensure that Creative Optimistic Visions meets its mission.
They ensure that the company strives to meet its social mission, and to serve our community, partners, clients and the COV staff and volunteers in a consistent and conscientious manner at all times.
Building strong, reliable partnerships is the foundation to ensuring our continuing success. We are very proud to work with local, regional, and national organisations to provide the highest quality of service and support. We would like to thank our partners for their continued support, helping us to deliver award-winning programmes and a proven track record.
Please contact us if you are interested in any of the services we have to offer. Creative Optimistic Visions can tailor any work to suit the needs you require. Please do not hesitate to contact us regarding any query, we are always happy to talk with you.
213 Walsgrave Road (Ball Hill), Coventry, CV2 4HH
024 7644 5439 / 07532 364 336