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Notts Soup Mental Health Special with Hard Heads and Hang-Ups- Community Crowd Sourcing Initiative Takes Place Once Again

Fri 4th Oct 2019

by CQ

Notts Soup is bringing innovative members of the community together once again to share, connect and help crowdfund great social projects for the benefit of Nottingham on Tuesday 15th October.

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“Support from Notts Soup helped us to hold some sessions with girls 10 - 16 which we called ‘Girls Empowered’. We had a focus group session to explore their development priorities and the sorts or activities the girls would like to do. We then integrated equipped2succeed workshops they had chosen with creative activities. The aim was to raise aspiration, build self-belief and develop resilience to help the girls handle challenges. We saw the girls build their confidence, self-belief and develop a positive, can-do attitude.The outcomes of the Girls Empowered project were so positive it led to many more empowering experiences for the girls. The girls were featured in the 2018 Women of Nottingham Exhibition celebrating 100 Years of the vote for women. It also led to a year long Girls Aiming High Programme. This culminated in an enterprise week and the girls creating a Women Aiming High Community Exhibition which was attended by Cllr Neghat Khan and the Lord Mayor. A Celebration Event recognised the achievements of confident young women.I still get feedback from the girls who participated, and their mothers, to say what a positive difference the project had made. Some of their mums also decided to participate in equipped2succeed personal development programmes, as a result of the outcomes they saw with their daughters”

Beverley Burton

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