Made to be
Our Made To Be project is for girls aged 12+
It offers you a range of resources designed to help you think about your own identity and specific issues that may be of concern in your own life or the life of a friend.
You will get a glimpse of what life can be like for a girl struggling with concerns of identity, self-harm, sexual exploitation, depression, eating disorders and emotional abuse through six animated stories narrated by fictional characters. The stories aim to act as a tool to help you stop, think and reflect.
Alongside the animations you will find a 60 day journal to complete that provides activities that help you to reflect on everyday issues as well as your general emotional wellbeing. The focus is to help you build up your resilience, as well as pinpointing where the potential difficulties are in your life and encouraging you to reflect on how you can deal with this.
In addition to these two resources, Made To Be provides group session material comprising of activities to accompany the animations, faith based elements (in the form of a prayer guide) and the opportunity to ‘go deeper’ into various topics with the help of specialist expertise in the form of videos. These session plans can be used in a girls group, school, church or youth group setting.
If at any point any issues are raised that you feel you want to talk to someone about then we recommend that you seek help and support. Calling Childline on 0800 1111 is a good place to start if you are not sure who else you could speak to.
We hope that by using the Made To Be resource you will find this to be a helpful and empowering experience and that you will learn lots of positive things about yourself along the way as well as how to deal with some of the big stuff if that is something you are facing at the moment. We want to help support you to discover who you are Made To Be.
Made To Be Resources
Start using our Made To Be 60 day journal here
If you are planning on running a Made To Be group then you can access our youth group session outlines here. All videos for the Made To Be youth group sessions can be found by clicking on the links below.
If you are interested in exploring prayer then access our Made To Be prayer guide here.
Made To Be - Introduction Video
Identity - Ellie's story
Identity - Meg Cannon
Self Harm - Emma's story
Self Harm - Rachel Welch
If you have any questions or concerns regarding self harm then make sure you speak to someone. Rachel in the video works for a great organisation called selfharmUK - check out their website for support and advice and don't forget that you can always contact Childline on 0800 1111 as well.