1125 Girls & Young Women Project

 

Project 1125 works with girls and young women aged 11-25 years to overcome the challenges that are impacting their day-to-day lives and is funded by the National Lottery.

We offer tailored support to meet the individual needs of girls and young women. Our priority is empowering girls and young women to live fulfilling lives by stopping risk and adversity from escalating and helping them to feel heard and understood.

We undertake an assessment of needs which identifies areas of focus for one-to-one work; this might include making new connections in local communities, developing new interests, exploring and addressing mental health and wellbeing, and linking in with other organisations.

Project 1125 can support girls and young women with confidence and self esteem , healthy relationships, family conflict, coping strategies for school and college, and staying safe.

Many of the girls and young women we work with have complex and multiple needs and may be in crisis.  Guiding girls and young women through crises such as self-harm, exploitation, violence, homelessness and questioning identity forms the core of our work.

We use a strengths-based approach that places the capabilities, skills and resilience that a girl or young woman has at the centre. We know that girls and young women are experts by experience in their own lives and we seek to understand and walk alongside them as they access support with Project 1125.

 

How we differ

We offer holistic interventions working with girls and young women, rather than a one-size-fits-all model; the length of time we can support girls and young women depends on the needs identified, our support isn’t time limited.

We know that “growing up young and female is mediated by gender discrimination, norms and practices. This means that girls and young women are particularly vulnerable to sexual and domestic abuse, stress, anxiety and depression, with rising levels of body dissatisfaction, low self-esteem and self-harm” (Kelly and Karsna, 2017; Scott and McManus, 2016; ONS, 2018; NHS Digital, 2018)

Our response to this is to offer intensive early intervention at a time of critical social and emotional development which will build resilience and reduce the likelihood of requiring further intervention from support services in the future.

We welcome requests for support from professionals, parents/carers and directly from girls and young women aged 11-25 years.

Referral Form

Young Person’s Voice

Are you struggling with your emotions, feelings or mental health?

Are there things you would like some help with?

Do you need a safe space to talk about challenges or difficulties?

We support girls and young women aged 11-25 years with self esteem, family relationships, problems at school/work/college, mental and emotional health, loneliness, identity and other day-to-day challenges.

We offer one-to-one work at your home, at our women-only centres in Huddersfield, Dewsbury and Halifax or out in the community – wherever feels comfortable for you.

I would like support from Project 1125

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You can request support from the 1125 Project using the form above. We aim to respond to you within 5 working days. If you are at risk or need urgent support please use the numbers below:

If you are at immediate risk of harm to yourself or from another person, always call 999

If you are struggling with your mental health and need to talk to someone urgently, please call Calderdale + Kirklees SPA (aged 18+) 01924 316830 or if you are under 18 years old please contact NightOwls on freephone 0800 1488 244 or by text 079843 76950

If you have experienced a sexual assault, please call KCRASAC 0300 303 4787

If you need to talk, please contact Childline on 0800 1111 (up to 19 years of age) or the Samaritans on 116 123

We can work alongside these organisations, but your safety is our first priority.

It may be that there is another service that could offer more specialist support – if we do not feel that Project 1125 is the best option of support for you, we may offer details for other services or ask for consent to make a referral on your behalf.

 

You can request support from the 1125 Project using the form nabove. We aim to respond to you within 5 working days. If you are at risk or need urgent support please use the numbers below:

If you are at immediate risk of harm to yourself or from another person, always call 999

If you are struggling with your mental health and need to talk to someone urgently, please call Calderdale + Kirklees SPA (aged 18+) 01924 316830 or if you are under 18 years old please contact NightOwls on freephone 0800 1488 244 or by text 079843 76950

If you have experienced a sexual assault, please call KCRASAC 0300 303 4787

If you need to talk, please contact Childline on 0800 1111 (up to 19 years of age) or the Samaritans on 116 123

We can work alongside these organisations, but your safety is our first priority.

It may be that there is another service that could offer more specialist support – if we do not feel that Project 1125 is the best option of support for you, we may offer details for other services or ask for consent to make a referral on your behalf.