Rooted is a new, dynamic and ambitious project that seeks to support, equip and encourage teenage girls. Through tool based and relational learning we create conditions for growth as we seek to combine nature and nurture to bring about long-lasting change for the young women we work with.
WHO IS IT FOR?
Rooted is aimed at teenage girls experiencing challenges around confidence, relationships and mental health.
Participants are referred by their individual setting and then invited to self-select if they choose to take part in the programme.
“I felt relief, I didn’t have to put up with the stress…if you were having problems in school…you had time to think things through”
“Rooted has helped me at school, I find it a bit easier as I’m more relaxed”
"It’s changed my home life…not just my school life”
Rooted creates a sense of belonging for the girls who take part.
We spend time around the campfire sharing food, talking and being together.
It's based on a deeply relational framework that provides a safe space to share, learn and reflect on the challenges they may be facing.
We promote opportunities for change through developing an understanding of self and others.
Movement through play has powerful and hugely beneficial outcomes.
We know that play enables the body to release neurochemicals called endorphins. These can dramatically reduce negative emotional responses and can reinforce social attachments.
Playing together is relational, enjoyable and offers plenty of opportunities for self-motivated learning and promotes emotional health.
Creating the right environment for rest is important for young people.
Lack of sleep and rest makes teenagers vulnerable to stress, low mood and anxiety disorders and can have a negative impact on emotional regulation.
Providing the space to sit quietly, unplug from technology or simply lie in a hammock to journal and process their thoughts is vital for well-being and productivity.
100% of the girls felt that Rooted had helped them value and look after themselves more.
"It's helped me grow more as a person and it's taught me how to deal with difficult situations"
Rooted participant 2018
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