A new counselling service for teenage girls has been set up in Crewe to build self-esteem and help tackle ever-growing mental health issues within that age group.
Motherwell Cheshire is a local charity which provides outreach to both women living in Crewe and Winsford.
Founded in 2013, it has been supporting women and their mental health by providing counselling, groups, mentoring and volunteering.
However it has set it sights on building on its ever increasing success and this year was approved by BBC Children in Need to provide counselling services for girls aged 14-19 years.
Named The Inspire Project, the project aims to improve the lives of teenage girls by offering a safe space to discuss significant life events that may be impacting negatively on them day to day.
The planned outcomes of the service are to help the young adults who take part to feel more positive about themselves, improve self esteem, improve relationships with family, friends, interests and educational settings, and feel better able to cope with their experiences.
Motherwell Cheshire CIO Kate Blakemore said: “We are really pleased to have received funding for this vital initiative. The mental health of teenage girls is a growing problem and we are sure this project will fulfil our aims of ‘Encouraging, Inspiring and Empowering’ the young women and girls we are supporting.”
The Inspire Project hopes to expand upon the counselling service by setting up groups and provide mentoring. However the charity will need to raise more funds to enable this to happen.
The Motherwell team say they are dedicated to the cause and their determination is enabling many women to improve their overall wellbeing and feel empowered to achieve their goals.