As you will be aware, the Government has announced guidelines in an attempt to protect people from and hopefully slow the spread of the coronavirus. At Flourish the wellbeing of our team and the girls we support is our priority. The Flourish team have made the following temporary changes to our services to ensure that we are supporting the girls in our care in accordance with the guidance.
Regretfully, we are pausing all of our services until further notice in line with government guidance and school closures.This includes our mentoring, courses and our lunchtime school drop in.
As this is an ever evolving situation, we will keep reviewing our plans and keep you all as up to date as possible and let you know when we can resume our activities.
We are exploring how we can support girls remotely, and we will update here with any plans or resources for this.
We are trying to see this time as an opportunity to explore new avenues of support for the girls in our community, investing in our skills and knowledge as a team and reflect on the support we provide as we move forward. We are excited for the time we are able to offer face to face support again. We hope that we will come back stronger than ever!
If you have any questions or would like any clarifications please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is a link to some good advice on the Young Minds website for young people who might be anxious about coronavirus at this time. https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/what-to-do-if-you-re-anxious-about-coronavirus/
Here is a link to some practical resources we have put together for girls/parents to pass the time and cope well with everything going on.
Based in the Leamington Spa/Warwick area, Flourish help girls aged 11-18 tackle the root causes of low self-esteem and mental wellbeing.
“69% of girls aged 7-21 do not feel good enough.” (Girl Guiding Attitudes Survey 2016.)
“A quarter of girls aged 14 have self-harmed” (Good Childhood Report – The Children’s Society)
“Young women are 3 times more likely to experience a common mental health problem than their male peers” (National adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey)
Our programmes are engaging, transformative and created with girls in mind.
We aim to see a generation of girls set free from the issues and pressures holding them back, confident in their true worth and released into their fullest potential. Flourish is a Christian charity for the benefit of the whole community. We work with girls of all faiths and non. We are community based and work through parents, schools and local agencies; helping girls who may be struggling with things like anxiety, self harm and low self-esteem.
Flourish Mentoring is an engaging one-to-one programme, delivered by our trained team of staff and volunteers. Mentors listen, encourage and equip girls to explore and overcome the specific challenges holding them back. Find out more…
Our group programme creates a safe space for 8 girls at a time to explore the pressures they face, discover their incredible unique worth and be empowered with resilience building tools to cope with everyday challenges. Find out more…