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Why Flourish Mentors?

Flourish Mentors started off as a conversation between three friends who saw the very real difficulties and obstacles faced by so many young women around them, difficulties just navigating their lives day to day. 

So Flourish mentors was born. 

We would create a network of women with their own life experience to support every young woman!

Why Every Young Woman?

A third (33%) of girls and young women aged 7 to 21 say they’d like more help and support to find ways to enjoy themselves and relax. This need rises to 44% the older young women get (17-21 years).


Girlsguiding Girls' Attitude Survey, 2020

Girls and young women aged 11 to 21 who identify as LGBQ are more likely to say that they’d like more help with this (51%), compared to those who identify as straight or heterosexual (34%).

Girlsguiding Girls' Attitude Survey, 2020

A new UK study reveals 40% of girls aged 14 to 21 experienced a deterioration in their mental health due to COVID-19 lockdowns.

Plan International UK study, 2020 

Let Flourish help you grow and thrive!

Frederique Lambrakis-Haddad trained as a therapist for the past 30 years and has worked with young people (ages 3-25 years) who have mental health issues, experienced trauma and have struggled with issues of self-esteem.  She has recently published a book on: Trauma and Teens: A Guide and Toolbox for Working Towards Wellbeing in Schools and Homes. She has a Level 5 Certificate in Effective Coaching and Mentoring.

Deborah Menadue trained as an actor and has spent the past 30 years in youth drama. Having worked with many young people, her programmes focused on developing self confidence and building relationships with peers through drama. Deborah would like to share these skills with Flourish mentors and mentees.

Cathy Chesson has worked in publishing for over 30 years and is a graphic designer.  Cathy has lived abroad and is very keen on bringing her sense of creativity, interest in different cultures and her deep belief in every woman's potential to Flourish.  Cathy is happy to share her skills around design, art and building up self-esteem to every mentee she encounters.

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