Helping young people in Dorset to Shine!

Published on 6 March, 2024

March 8th was International Women’s Day and this month we’re featuring, as our Community Heroes in the Spotlight, five different groups who support women and girls. This week we’re sharing news about The Shine Project, a 9-week physical and mental health course developed for those who identify as female/non-binary.

The course covers a wide range of topics such as:

  • building self-acceptance
  • bullying
  • showing respect for self and others
  • creating and managing healthy relationships
  • positive communication
  • healthy eating and the benefits of exercise.

Crucially, alongside this, there’s a focus on identifying the flaws of the media and management of social media. By the end of the 9-week course the young people will have developed more skills to enable them to manage strong emotions as well as identify their own skills, talents, and aspirations.

“Shine allowed me to avoid being hard on myself and bounce back, I am glad I took this opportunity as it made me feel better about myself and know people around me better.”
Shine Student 2023

Young people and organisations are invited to come and meet Anne and Liz in person at The Shine Project Wellbeing Event, on 28th March at Bournemouth Uni, which promotes healthy behaviours and connects young people/schools to support services using interactive stands, workshops and speakers.

To find out more:

T: Anne – 07780 604643 (Monday – Wednesday)
T: Liz – 07803 033586 (Thursday – Friday)
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