Bear in Mind
Bear in Mind is a health and wellbeing programme aimed at equipping girls in secondary education with the tools to build self-confidence and to cope with the wider issues faced by young women across modern society today.
The programme encourages girls to not only maintain an interest in sport and physical activity but also investigate topics such as stress, resilience, self-care, body image, the impact of social media and positive relationships. Navigating through adolescents towards adulthood can be an arduous pathway, the Bear in Mind programme endeavour to help this process by helping the girls to focus on themselves and what is important, by adopting a growth mindset, by daring to be themselves and surrounding themselves with people who value them as they are.
The key aim of the Bear in Mind programme is to develop strong, resilient, confident young women for the future. The girls will develop the skills to; the benefits of physical activity on mental health, use strategies to manage stress, build resilience, understand the positive and negative impacts of social media, promote body confidence, maintain positive and healthy relationships, defy self-doubt and dare to follow your own path.
Impact & Outcomes
- To incorporate physical activity as part of a daily routine to feel the benefit on both physical and mental health.
- To develop self-esteem and confidence to have a positive relationship with themselves and to understand that their differences are what makes them unique.
- To understand the intensity of emotions, how to manage them and what structures/plans can be utilised for self-care or where to turn for help.
- To understand the importance of positive relationships with ourselves and others and to consider the impact a negative relationship can have on mental health.
Bear in Mind is a 12-week programme that assists 14-16-year-old girls to navigate the challenges of growing up in the modern world. Sessions will be a mixture of workshop-style classroom-based sessions as well as practical sessions incorporating some of the values of Rugby Union - Teamwork, Enjoyment and Respect.