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Self-care retreats and HerSpace for teenage girls (360G-OCF-A499191)

Ark-T has been piloting a 'self-care retreat for teenage girls' over the past year. Each retreat has been oversubscribed; we need further staffing to run these retreats with further capacity during school holidays in 2019. The retreats range from 1 day to 5 days. The demand for the retreats has been overwhelming with waiting lists. This is an innovative programme for Oxfordshire and nationally, championing the idea that 'self-care' doesn't need to be exclusively for the more affluent demographic. Women of all ages benefit from self-care, especially teenage girls facing socio-economic and mental health challenges. Self-care retreats have included; yoga, meditation, mindfulness, self expression through art, sound portraits, healthy eating/nutrition, outdoor activities such as sensory walks, nature based therapeutic interventions. Ark-T also runs 'HerSpace' an afterschool term-time club for 12 to 18 year old teenage girls, this is oversubscribed and understaffed. Funding for HerSpace from The Wates Foundation ends in June 2019, we are seeking alternative funding for 2019. HerSpace workshop participants develop practical art and design skills which could lead to employment opportunities, build arts and social leadership skills, project management, communication skills, time-management skills and learn about physical and nutritional health creatively.


20 Nov 2018

Recipient Organization

Ark T Centre (GB-CHC-1079495)

Grant details
Amount Applied For 5000
Amount Awarded 5000
Award Date 2018-11-20T00:00:00+00:00
Beneficiary Location: Country Code GB
Beneficiary Location: Geographic Code E01028530
Beneficiary Location: Geographic Code Type LSOA
Beneficiary Location: Name Oxford 015D
Grant Programme: Code October 2018
Grant Programme: Title Health Innovation Fund
Impact Category Advance people's physical and mental health, wellbeing and safety
Last Modified 2019-08-23T00:00:00+00:00
Planned Dates: Duration (months) 7
Planned Dates: End Date 2019-09-09T00:00:00+00:00
Planned Dates: Start Date 2019-02-25T00:00:00+00:00
Primary age group Young People (13 – 18)
Primary ethnicity All Ethnicities
Recipient Org: Charity Number 1079495
Recipient Org: Description The Ark T Centre harness the power of creativity and human connection to change lives and inspire community driven social change. Our centre is a safe space for everyone, no matter where they have come from or how society has labelled them. Through a wide range of multi arts based projects, we support people to see themselves and the world differently, building emotional resilience and hope for their vision of the future We work imaginatively with people experiencing barriers to healthy and happy lives, as a result of challenging or chaotic circumstances. Our creative programmes enable people to grow in a positive direction through learning practically how to raise self-esteem and build healthy relationships. Through our programmes, essential life skills are developed, supporting progress into education, training, volunteering and employment. Our Values- We Are: Ambitious, Accountable, Connected, Sharing Power, and Listening. These values demonstrate our commitment to working in line with the needs of our community for the purpose of achieving our mission.
Recipient Org: Postal Code Ox4 3LN
Recipient Org: Web Address
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Alternate Recipient Name Ark - T Centre
Recipient Region South Central
Recipient District Oxford District
Recipient District Geographic Code E07000178
Recipient Ward Cowley Ward
Recipient Ward Geographic Code E05006549