Tomorrow’s Women Wirral (TWW) is expanding its support to young women with a new project, Tomorrow’s Young Women, launching on Monday 13 September 2021 at 5pm.
To celebrate the launch, an event will be held at Tomorrow’s Women in the Old St Laurence’s School Site on Beckwith Street East, Birkenhead and is open for young women to meet the team, register at the project and have their say as to what the project will look like as it continues each Monday evening thereafter.
Inspired by the model of TWW with adult women 18+, Tomorrow’s Young Women is intended to offer a safe space for young women to access support, workshops, and activities to make positive lifestyle choices and offer support with issues in areas such as healthy relationships, alcohol and substance misuse, mental health.
Tomorrow’s Young Women is being funded by Merseyside Police’s Project Medusa, a Merseyside led initiative set up to tackle County Lines drug dealing and child criminal exploitation, and as such will focus specifically on raising awareness of County Lines and supporting young women who are being exploited in a safe space.
The impact of the pandemic has been vast but particularly hard on young people who have experienced disruptions to their personal, social, and educational lives. According to UNICEF 43% of young women feel pessimistic about their future post-covid, and 1 in 2 reported feelings of anxiety.
Lauren Evans, Empowerment Advisor and Project Lead, has led the project and worked virtually with young women throughout the pandemic as part of its virtual launch.
Lauren said, “This project could not have come at a better time for young women in Wirral. Although we were able to offer support to young women at their time of need in a virtual and Covid-safe way during the past months, it is exciting for us to be able to safely welcome them into the project to meet the team, meet one another and create a real community for themselves here”.
Angela Murphy, CEO of Tomorrow’s Women Wirral said, “Women accessing TWW have been asking for a service like ours to offer wrap-around support to the next generation of their daughters and granddaughters, and we are thrilled to finally be catering to that age group. The impact we will have is targeted to teenagers and young adults, who we can guide to positive lifestyle changes with the best springboard for their futures”.
On the launch event itself, Angela said, “We encourage any young woman to come along, and bring their friends too, to meet the lovely staff team that will be delivering the project and learn more about what will be on offer every Monday evenings 5pm – 7pm. The project will very much be led by the needs of the young women themselves so come along and make the project your own!”
Tickets can be reserved on Eventbrite by scanning the barcode or heading to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tomorrows-young-women-launch-tickets-168409040975?aff=ebdssbeac or alternatively young women can arrive on the night.