A NEW project for girls and young women in the Bradford district has been launched in Bradford.

Rooted is a new project which has been designed by educator and outdoor learning practitioner Beth Webber, and counsellor and therapist Jenny Biglands.

The duo have combined a therapeutic environment with psycho-educational learning to support and encourage teenage girls experiencing challenges around identity, relationships and mental health.

The new project was launched on Thursday last week at an event held at the Higher Ground Café in Saltaire.

Teenage girls who are facing challenges around low self-esteem, relationships, identity and specific issues relating to emotional and mental wellbeing can access the service to use the natural environment of the woodland setting in a therapeutic manner.

It uses a combination of tool based and relational learning to help teenage girls.

The most recent delivery by Rooted was to a group of girls from Dixons Cottingley Academy, and over the duration of the programme it was noted there was a significant increase in the emotional and mental wellbeing of every participant.

Ms Webber said: “We are passionate about using the outdoors to enable girls to thrive and hope to deliver this programme to many more young women in Bradford and beyond.”

For more details about the project, email hello@rooteduk.com