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Growing Resilience in Teens

Chosen Charity of the Year

GRIT – Growing Resilience in Teens

Cognition24 has chosen Growing Resilience in Teens (GRIT) as its chosen charity for 2019.

We will be taking part in a variety of fundraising events in order to support GRIT throughout the partnership. From cycling from London to Land’s End (Tim), climbing the Yorkshire Three Peaks (Vicky), completing a Tough Mudder (Andy), we are looking to raise funds to really make a difference this year for an amazing cause.

About GRIT

The GRIT programme is a unique approach to tackling mental health issues in teenagers suffering from low self esteem, anxiety and low mood which manifests itself in harmful behaviour. Each programme takes 12 teenagers through 12 weeks. The activities and therapies are designed to promote resilience by building confidence, self-esteem, proving social support and giving a sense of purpose.

The first six weeks involves a structured programme which the teenager must commit to.  They will be assigned a mentor who is there as a point of contact and to meet when needed. The first six weeks comprises:

  • Introduction to the programme, the activities and meeting the mentors. Each teen will be assigned a mentor who will act as a point of contact throughout the programme.
  • Weekly group non contact boxing sessions
  • Weekly group yoga sessions
  • 2 sessions of group based nutritional therapy
  • Individualised therapy – the most important factor in determining the success of therapy is being able to form a rapport with the therapist. If a teen is assigned to someone this may not be the case. We therefore aim to empower the teen to engage with a therapist in a form of therapy that they feel comfortable with in order to get the most out of it.  They then have the option of continuing with this going forwards into Phase 2.

To learn more, or donate, please visit the GRIT website.