#SelfLove (Learn to self love)

A school based programme to improve the mental- emotional resilience of 13-18 year olds who have been negatively impacted by social media.

Unfortunately, this project was not successful

#SelfLove (Learn to self love) 

Our mission and passion is the delivery of   aspirational  health and emotional well-being projects that impact on young peoples’ lives and facilitate positive change.

Crowdfunding will make #SelfLove happen.

 Crowdfunding will enable SHoC to deliver 3  6 weekly group programmes to 75 young people in Brent schools who have been identified and assessed to be at emotional and physical risk from the negative impact of social media.

Crowdfunding will facilitate a series of 3, 6 weekly workshops, (45 hours/18 sessions in total), building young people’s resilience, emotional capabilities and resourcefulness. 

Crowdfunding will further facilitate 3, 2.5 hour workshops for 200 parents, guardians and teachers.   

£10000 will enable the delivery of 3 programmes for 75 young people, and 3 workshops for 200 parents, guardians and teachers.

If we are able to raise more then the more programmes we can run, and the more young people we can support locally, across London, and potentially Nationally.

Stretch Crowdfunding will allow us to robustly evaluate the programme, and leverage #Selflove to more schools across London, and the UK.

#SelfLove  is a school based project that  offers structured support to young people (13-18 years), their parents and carers, who have been adversely effected  (socially, emotionally, and physically)) by the negative impact of social media, and who identify the benefit of a group process that builds their self resilience, self capabilities, resourcefulness, and self worth;  improves their health and emotional well-being and positively impacts on  their social and educational attainment.

By the end of the 6 week process young people will have:

1.  An increased ability to analyse social media’s potential impact on body-image, self confidence, peer- pressure and identified effective strategies to manage these pressures;

2. Increased understanding of core self, strengths, capabilities and resourcefulness;

3. Increased confidence, resilience and self-esteem.

The main outcomes of the programme will be:

  • Self reported improvement in young people’s mental and emotional wellbeing, social and emotional capabilities, particularly those with high levels of need;
  • Young people reporting an increase in resilience, coping strategies and improved decision making;
  • Measured improvements of parents and guardians ability to support young peoples’ mental health and emotional wellbeing.

#SelfLove, is tailored to young people from year 7 to 6th form, key stage 2, 3 and 4 (13-18 years old.) There will be approximately 25 young people in each group (total 75 young people).

The programme will be provided in 3 schools in Brent/London. Particular attention will be focussed on schools from wards with highest levels of deprivation and problem identification: Harlesden, Stonebridge, and Kilburn.

 Young people will be referred to the programme by schools, Pupil Referral Units (PRUs), youth and community services, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS),  parents and guardians that have identified a young person to be at risk, and who would benefit from a group orientated process that primary aims to increase a young persons’  resourcefulness and capabilities.

The outcome of the project will be a report on “What Works”, and to promote evidenced outcomes and evaluation; that will measure reach, participation, satisfaction and impact.

Some feedback we received for #SelfLove programme 

For more detailed information on #SelfLove:

  • Project description;
  • Why we know that young people need #SelfLove;
  • The benefits and outcomes of #SelfLove;
  • How we will evaluate the project;
  •  How we will collate, measure and report benefits;
  •  The budget.

Please contact Brian WhiteHead on Shoc.admin@googlemail.com