Last autumn a major study found that over half of teenage girls are suffering from poor mental health. In comparison, the same study found a third of boys to have some level of mental health problem. The study found a stark difference in the mental health of girls and boys, with girls twice as likely to attempt suicide. Overall, 44 per cent of teenagers surveyed were above the threshold for “probable mental ill health”, up from 35 per cent in 2017 and 23 per cent in 2007.
Leamington based Christian charity, Flourish, are well aware of these statistics. They work with girls from year 6 to year 13 in schools in Leamington, Warwick, Kenilworth and the surrounding areas. Flourish offer one to one mentoring for girls struggling with their mental health as well as group courses and workshops for parents and professionals.
In the above video Char Bevan, Founder and Director of Flourish, chats about the charity and why the work that they do is so vitally important.
To find out more about Flourish, click here.