We’ll deliver a joyful, trauma-informed, Summer music camp for young women, trans and non-binary youth (11-16), to support them to learn new creative and musical skills, make new friends and build confidence and self-esteem, contributing to improving their wellbeing.
It ran from 9:30 AM, 25 July 2022 to 5:00 PM, 12 August 2022
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1170457)
We aim to address the impacts of Covid-19, cost of living and the youth mental health crisis on young women, trans and non-binary youth. Instances of young people having a mental health problem since 2019 has increased by 50% (Young Minds, 2021); trans youth followed by girls and young women are the highest-risk groups (Children's Society, 2021). These issues have been compounded by other factors of Covid-19, including: - loneliness - disrupted education - socioeconomic shifts at home - grief
Child psychologists have stated that music must form a vital part of the recovery of young people from the pandemic (PlayFirstUK, February 2021). We'll provide a healing-centred music-making camp for young women, trans and non-binary youth, that emphasises creative play, positive mental health and wellbeing. The camp will support them to: - make new friends and collaborate in teams - express themselves creatively - build their resilience - grow their confidence and self-esteem - have fun!
I love what GRL is and its morals and values; I’ve never seen an organisation/programme strive to be so inclusive.
GRL has always given me such great experiences and opportunities. I really appreciate what GRL does. It has really boosted my confidence and helped me learn so many new things that I don’t think I would have been taught anywhere else.
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