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Why we do what we do

The purpose of the project is to equip young people to develop a healthy self-esteem, mental and emotional wellbeingWe do this by helping young people to develop a growth mindset, creating helpful thinking patterns and enabling the young person to start to understand their potential, realising future aspirations and set goals for the future.

Our Reason Why

Although low self-esteem is not categorized as a mental health condition in itself, there are clear links between the way we feel about ourselves and our overall mental and emotional wellbeing. 

A U.K. based charity called ‘Teenage Minds’ defines self-esteem as “how a person feels about themselves and what they do.” 

A person with high self-esteem believes they are a good person; they can recognize their good qualities and will generally strive for a happy and successful life. Someone with low self-esteem has negative feelings about themselves, believing that they are not worthy of love, happiness or success. With research linking low self-esteem to mental health issues and poor quality of life, this is a potentially dangerous way to live.  

This is why the Flourish project has been developed to see self-esteem issues tackled and bring about personal change, improving society. Through placing positive role models as mentors in educational settings to see young people’s life’s changed.

The Need

Below are some statistics highlighting the needs nationally:

  • Government statistics for the UK in 2017– revealed deterioration in the nation’s mental and emotional wellbeing.
  • 1 in 10 children are affected by mental health (10% of children and young people aged 5-16 years old have clinically diagnosable mental problems).
  • Child Line recorded a 9% increase in the number of children contacting them due to low-self esteem.
  • Other evidence suggests that children with low self-esteem are more likely to self-harm, have suicidal thoughts and to make bad life choices. Compared to young people that have a high self-esteem.
Our Outcomes

Since the project starting Flourish has worked with over 300 young people in 5 different schools.

We have seen anaverage increase in the following areas:

·       24increase in self-esteem.

·       18% improvement in mental wellbeing.

·       16% improvement in happiness.

These statistics are the current average across all the programs completed to date. The information was captured using recognised evaluation tools, which measure a young persons self-esteem, mental wellbeing and happiness at the start and end of a program. The results reveal that the Flourish project is making a difference in the lives of the young people!

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  • We love to set our young people a challenge every week to speak a phrase of affirmation over themselves. We encourage them to try and do so every time they clean their teeth so they have a daily self-esteem boost! Why not give it a go? 💪🌸⠀
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  • We had a great time working with these guys, creating some original video resources to use in our sessions! A huge thank you to everyone involved, you're all so talented 🙌Keep your eyes peeled for some behind the scenes footage coming soon 👀⠀
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