- SHE Groupwork Programme -
1. SHE Circle Time
Circle Time 10week programme has been designed to motivate, educate, and support girls aged 9+yrs. In the very uncertain times we have lived through, girls will feel very anxious about their return to their safe space. CIRCLE TIME provides much needed space, support, and activities to promote positive wellbeing.
Our 10-week programme enhances existing in-school programme and will increase confidence, self-esteem and peer relationships. The activities will include strategies for overcoming and preventing mental health problems, developing individual coping mechanisms, supporting positive choices, and recognising ways to positively influence others mental health. Circle Time workshops are delivered in school or community settings. Workshops are fun, informative and designed to engage participants in discussions around various issues. Participants will be supported to develop their skills, interests, to challenge themselves, have fun and to make friends. Workshops are split into categories which the school, organisation or group can choose for the girls and young women.
• SELF-ESTEEM • CONFIDENCE • RESILIENCE • RELATIONSHIPS • T RANSI T ION • DREAMS & ASPIRATIONS • REFLECTION
Each workshop includes icebreakers and reflection exercises. They are designed for each individual group and SHE workers will use a ‘pick and mix’ approach to the design of each zone. Workshops are delivered by SHE Staff and Ambassadors. Activities are participatory and are designed to ‘fix’ the learning. They are designed to take into account literacy levels and the workshops are adaptable and flexible.
2. SHE MIND, BODY & SOUL
MBS 10-week programme enhances existing in-school programme and will increase confidence, self-esteem, and peer relationships. MIND activities will include strategies for overcoming and preventing mental health problems, developing individual coping mechanisms, supporting positive choices, and recognising ways to positively influence others mental health. Our BODY element will support the return to positive physical activity and encourage the participation in a range of activities to promote wellbeing. Our SOUL section will encourage understanding of ourselves, connecting with others and developing a stronger sense of self.
• Positive and negative relationships • Issue of body image, eating and nutrition • Feelings of negative self-worth • Resilience and empathy • Addressing low aspirations
MIND, BODY & SOUL has been designed to motivate, educate, and support girls aged 12+yrs. In the very uncertain times we have lived through, young women will feel very anxious about their return to their safe space. MIND, BODY & SOUL provides much needed space, support, and activities to promote positive wellbeing. Participants can progress to become a MBS Ambassador.
3. SHE MBS Ambassador Training S2+
SHE Scotland provides ambassador training for young women aged 14-18yrs. MBS Ambassadors mentor younger girls, provide support, inspiration and develop positive relationships. SHE ambassadors will provide a resource, helping hand, sounding board and information. Ambassadors will be trained to develop and deliver a range of activities to increase the confidence, self-esteem and awareness of a wide range of issue base workshops.
SHE Scotland MBS ambassador training is designed to increase awareness of issues which affect girls and young women, support ambassadors learning, develop facilitation confidence and increase ambassadors self-esteem. Training resources have been designed to enable ambassadors to participate in activities, learn techniques, develop group-work tools and support the development of the SHE Scotland ambassador toolkit.
MBS Ambassador training will be delivered in over 10 weeks and contains an introduction to each section of the SHE Scotland toolkit, individual goal setting and evaluation techniques. The training is divided into 4 sections:
• Getting started • Exploring issue based workshops • Boundaries & Confidentiality • Reflection & Learning
Ambassadors will be encouraged to support other elements of the SHE programme as well as supporting a SHE girl zone in schools. Ambassadors will also receive coaching to support other areas of their life.
'The activities were really fun and I enjoyed being creative.
- Juliet, 11 yrs
'We learned about High School and asked lots of questions'
- Sherinie, 11 yrs
'I felt better about going to highschool'
- Amie, 12 yrs
'I liked speaking in my 'Karen' voice. Others listened to me.
- Ellie, 11 yrs
'I made new friends'
- Sophie, 11 yrs
'Lots of discussion and emotions after sessions'
-Mrs Hughes -class teacher
“Very comprehensive and helpful evaluation”
- Lynn Goss Depute headteacher
Some of our Groups
St Marys Primary Leith girl zone participants developing their communication and team building skills in SHE over the river activity.
James Gillespies S4 pupils receiving their certificate of appreciation after completing their initial 10 week programme of Youth Ambassador Training.
Flora Stevenson Primary Girl Zone P6 team receiving their certificates after successfully completing their girl zone workshops.