Our programmes for young people with low self worth focus on helping them develop practical ways to build confidence, self belief and develop resilience.
Healthy self esteem is a basic building block of adolescent development and educational achievement. Young people need to feel valued by the key adults in their life if they are to value themselves. Bullying, family breakdown and other factors can impact their confidence and leave them with low self worth.
Low self worth can show itself in different ways. For some young people it may lead to disaffection from school and poor behaviour. For others, it may lead to withdrawal, isolation and self harm.
Whatever the causes and actions, the impact on a young person's development and education can be extremely damaging. Our group programmes start by helping young people explore their feelings and beliefs about themselves, challenging negative assumptions they may have made. We also enable young people to deal with negative words and actions from others to help develop resilience.
We run self worth programmes across all Luton secondary schools and, where required, in other venues.