As a girl you are certain to face a whole range of challenges, the greatest of which may be making it through your adolescent years with your self-esteem in tact.  In addition, it is essential that you develop a sense of who you are and who you desire to be in the world as well as to have a 'voice' you feel confident in and are capable of using in a variety of forms and forums.

Some of the challenges girls face growing up are listed below.  We have linked to resources to help guide and assist you to stand up for your core values, to understand better what you are going through and learn how to cope with difficult situations, to be healed from hurts, to prepare yourself for womanhood and adulthood and to be confident and happy.


If you feel a mentor could help you, discuss it with your parents to decide which option is best for you.

Friendship Works is a charity offering mentoring support to help children and young people who are having problems growing up in their home and social environment. The service is completely free of charge and is funded entirely through voluntary contributions.

Their vision is of a future where all children in England have the mentoring support they need to access vital opportunities and build friendships in order to get more out of childhood, explore their potential, see what life has to offer and lead a fulfilling adult life.

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Dating – relationships, breaking up, sexual activity

To empower girls with confidence in relationships to stay within their boundaries, to have an understanding of what can help relationships to grow, to be positive, happy and last (where right). To help girls know how and when might be right to move on from a relationship and to deal with “being dumped” : dealing with…
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Empowering girls to know what they can do next after a loss, to provide tools for healing and finding happiness The death of someone close to you can be emotionally devastating as can that of a celebrity you are a fan of. You might find you experience a range of physical and emotional symptoms as you come…
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Depression and anxiety

To help girls with feelings of anxiety & depression so that they can feel “freer” Anxiety can cause feelings in your mind and/or body of unease, worry or fear. Depression is feeling low. They can be brought on by things that happen in life and can also be a result of changes in body chemistry. Its not unusual…
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Divorcing parents

To help with understanding why parents might split and why it is not related to dislike of the children involved The first thing to remember is that you are not alone.  Thousands of children experience the stress of parents separating and divorcing each year. How kids feel about a parent moving out (or parents just…
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Helping girls to break a drug addiction and live without the support of recreational drugs Strength, happiness and empowerment is stronger when it can be found from within you. If it comes from drugs its temporary and a mask for how you really are and who you really are. You might not feel happy with…
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Eating disorders

To empower girls to overcome the power of an eating disorder and create self-like and self-worth. To help girls find a sense of purpose, confidence and happiness. The inner voices of anorexia and bulimia whisper that you’ll never be happy until you lose weight, that your worth is measured by how you look, that you can…
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