Girls​​​​​​​ Lifted - Hartlepool​​​​​​​​​​​​​ 

Girls Lifted is our flagship programme which combines physical exercise with mental health support. The girls spend the first forty minutes getting active, we teach them how to safely lift weights and we find creative ways to get them working together.


This means that by the time we sit down to talk about some of the different issues they might be struggling with, they are relaxed, comfortable and ready to talk.


The group work element is underpinned by Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, but we have carefully structured the sessions so that they don't feel like mental health interventions. We cover topics such as:


- coping with worry and fear

- self esteem and body image

- social media

- relationships and toxic friends


Each new group of girls helps us design the programme, they decide the things we cover in the sessions and they are able to participate as much or as little as they feel comfortable.

For girls aged 10-14

Saturdays 11.30am - 1pm

6 week programme

Saturday 9th November - Saturday 14th Decmber

At the heart of the programme's success is the unique combination of empowering weight lifting exercise and evidence based interventions, which improve confidence and mental health.


The most powerful thing for the girls is that they are able to hear other girls talking about the things they themselves are feeling. They realise quickly that they are not alone, and they connect with others in a new environment which is away from school and other more formal activity

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DPP Fitness and Nutrition

5 Phillips House, Mainsforth Terrace, TS25 1UB Hartlepool

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£90 per child (payable in instalments)

We are passionate about supporting girls to improve their mental health and we know that it's not always easy to get the right kind of help. 


Our Flagship Girls Lifted Programme has been specially designed to support girls to build confidence, cope better with anxiety and overcome the challenges they are facing in their lives. 


We have linked up with DPP Fitness and Nutrition to run our first ever Girls Lifted Programme in Hartlepool.


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