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End Of Girls Against Bullying Project

End Of Girls Against Bullying Project

Sadly our Tampon Tax Grant, which made it possible for us to provide successful ‘Girls Against Bullying Workshops’ has come to an end.  We would like to say a big thank you to the Dorset Community Foundation for their funding. What a difference this has made to all the young females that attended!! We have all experience such a difficult year, nobody could have predicted a pandemic would change our world.  We had to adapt our workshops from face to face to online and learn new ways to reach out and put our message across.  However, we did it! We have been able to provide support and guidance to young girls so that they are able recognise the different forms of bullying. Identify the consequence of bullying. Share their own experiences of make- up, body and period shaming. Enhance their confidence and self-esteem and just importantly have fun too! Although these sessions have now ended we have some exciting ideas and plans for the future, so watch this space!!


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Providing Laptops to the community

Providing Laptops to the community

Thank you everyone who made a donation to our “Providing laptops & devices to disadvantaged children to access education” project. We managed to provided laptops to Sturminster Newton School, Blandford Forum School, Milldown Primary School & Pimperne Primary School. A special thank you goes to:

CBA Services Ltd

Kernon Kelleher Solicitors

Blanchard Baileys LLP  

For their generosity

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Helpline & Online Safety Packages

Helpline & Online Safety Packages

We have created a seven page 'Helpline contact package' which lists useful contacts from the Samaritans, Kooth, Young Minds to Beat for eating disorders and Frank for addictions. Email 'Help package' to youthsupport@treads.org.uk and we will send you this free pdf.

For those that are concerned with online safety, we have linked up with Think You Know and have a useful Online safety package with tips and suggestions of staying safe. Email 'Safety Online Package' to the above email address and we will send you this free pdf.

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Providing Laptops to disadvantaged children

Providing Laptops to disadvantaged children

Thank you everyone that helped us raise laptops to donate to l:

Blandford Forum School

Sturminster Newton School

Pimperne Primary School

Milldown School

Special thank you to the generosity from: 

CBA Services Ltd

Kenern Kelleher

Blandchard Baleys LLP

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Julia And Hans Rausing Trust

Julia And Hans Rausing Trust

Julia And Hans Rausing Trust commented: “Weare delighted to be supporting charities across the country that can make a real difference in their local communities and have a positive impact with educational, leisure and social opportunities.” Treads are extremely grateful for their generous donation which will help us to help the young people in North Dorset!

Treads would like to say a very big thank you for your generous donation

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Side By Side

Side By Side

Treads receive National Lottery to help fund Side By Side Project Our Side By Side project is based in Blandford Forum. We will use the funds to run lots of relaxing, creative and fun activities to help young people manage their mental wellbeing and provide them with skills to enable them to support their peers and friends with theirs. Treads run a weekly after school Thursday session where young people between the ages of 10-19 can come and join activities such as painting, art, crafts, relaxation techniques while learning how to look after their mental wellbeing and passing on that skill and knowledge to their peers and friends. The sessions teaches young people coping strategies and tools to manage issues such as anxiety, stress and depressions. Once these skills are acquired, we teach them how to provide support to their peers and friends. The sessions not only provide an opportunity for young people to share their feelings in a safe environment but helps them to make friends while learning new skills and having fun. While enjoyable, the young people also gain greater confidence, self belief and important collaboration skills. The new funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, which distributes money raised by National Lottery players for good causes and is the largest funder of community activity in the UK, will see these sessions expanded to more each week. This means that the number of young people able to participate will increase. Mark Williams Chair Trustee of Treads, says: “We’re delighted that The National Lottery Community Fund has recognised our work in this way. Now, thanks to National Lottery players we will be able to help young people to help themselves and others like themselves with their mental wellbeing. This is important because it helps young people become emotionally resilient and able to face some of life’s challenges while creating their own supportive circle of friends and peers.” Jo our young volunteer at Treads, says “its very uplifting to see young people helping each other through difficult times in their lives” If you would like to join our Thursday group contact Libby at youthsupport@treads.org.uk or call 07552724840 for more details

Side By Side Mental Wellness & Peer Support

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Time 4 Me

Time 4 Me

We are very grateful to receive funding from the Postcode lottery. This has enabled us to create a wide selection of different fun and relaxing activities for young carers. We understand that for some young carers life can be difficult, stressful and sometimes upsetting. With this funding we can offer weekly sessions so that young carers can come and have fun, meet new friends and have time out for themselves! If you would like to join our Tuesday group at 3.45-5.30 contact Libby on 07552724840 or email youthsupport@treads.org.uk for more information or book a place

Time 4 Me Young Carers Tuesday group

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Funding from Bryanston School, Blandford Forum

Funding from Bryanston School, Blandford Forum

Treads would like to say a very big thankyou to Bryanston School funding our projects such as providing laptops to schools and disadvantaged young people so that they could carry on with their education during the difficult COVID lockdown period and beyond, enabling us to provide one to one support to young people with missed education anxieties and other issues, enabling us to educate young people to become more emotionally resilient, understand and stand up to bullys.

Funding from Bryanston School, Blandford Forum

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Thank you National Lottery!

Thank you National Lottery!

Today we are saying a big thank you to The National Lottery #NationalLottery and all those that play it, for funding our Side By Side Project

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Thank You National Lottery

Thank You National Lottery

Today, 19 November 2021 we are saying a big thank you to The National lottery from Treads and all our young people for funding our vitally important Side By Side project! 🤞🤞🤞#ThanksToYou #NationalLottery

Thank you National Lottery!

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