The Lemonade Project
Building resilience in young people
The Lemonade Project started out as a pilot programme funded by Shared Health Foundation with the aim of building resilience in young people who are experiencing low levels of emotional wellbeing. It is part of Shared Health Foundation’s wider strategy to improve mental health support for adolescents across
Phase one of the project was delivered at Wigan and Oldham Youth Zones to a cohort of 20 young people aged 9-18. Based on the Resilience Framework (Hart & Blincow, 2007), a range of interactive, engaging activities were designed and implemented at these sites with the support of youth workers from the youth zones.
The project has been evaluated using short WEMWBS and a bespoke Outcomes Wheel based on the Resilience Framework. Evaluations were completed by young people at each site at the beginning and end of the project.
Phase two of the project has seen the creation of a comprehensive resource book, which contains a range of activities designed to be delivered in an informal youth setting. We deliver training sessions across Greater Manchester on resilience and how to effectively use the resource.