of girls in the UK
    suffer with depression and anxiety
  • Cherished has mentored more than 1000 girls 1:1
    and is on a mission
    for EVERY girl to know her true value
  • Friendship

attachment focused mentoring and support services

Cherished offers a range of group and 1:1 mentoring options, to meet the unique needs of each girl we support. We have a dedicated team of highly-trained, volunteer mentors who go into Primary and Secondary schools across Birmingham to deliver our creative mentoring sessions and run The Cherished Course and Blossom groups.

Attachment focused mentoring has never been more crucial

Over a third of girls in the UK suffer with depression and anxiety

7 in 10 girls believe they are not good enough or do not measure up in some way

1 in 3 adult mental health conditions relate directly to adverse childhood experiences

The symptoms of trauma can disrupt a girl's education and are mentally and physically damaging.

If we don't intervene, what will happen to these girls?

Cherished Mentoring

We offer mentoring to support girls in primary & secondary school on a 1:1 basis to feel safe, seen, soothed and secure. This is a space for girls to feel listened to, understood and to develop connections.
We can assure you that the child will feel safe, seen, soothed and secure in the hands of our mentors, and as a team, Cherished are here to support you in every step of the way.

The Cherished Course

Our Cherished Course is available for both primary and secondary schools. The course runs for one hour a week for eight weeks, supporting eight referred girls to feel safe, seen, soothed and secure. Through the Cherished course, girls are equipped with the skills and resources to manage themes including self-esteem, friendships, relationships, worries, hopes and dreams and more.

Through creative activities, journal exercises and discussions, the Cherished Course provides the opportunity for every girl to discover her unique strengths, build self-esteem, manage worries, form healthy relationships and feel supported. Girls are provided with resources to keep throughout the course including their own Cherished journal and a ‘calm down’ kit.

The Cherished course includes:

Kindness Counts Course

Kindness Counts is our mental health and wellbeing course supporting eight girls to feel safe, seen, soothed and secure. Over 6 weeks the mental health and wellbeing course explores themes including calming techniques, kindness, gratitude, self-esteem and empowerment. The course includes creative activities, discussion and resources for the girls to keep including their own journal.

The Kindness Counts course includes: