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What is Girls’ Net?

Girls’ Net is belonging to a friendly group of same-age girls on a six-week journey, guided by a mentor on how to manage well in challenging times.

Girls have fun and support in the comfort of home in six 1¼ hour online sessions gathered in small groups by age (8-18 years). We ask you what days/times your daughter is free and invite her to a group with no-one else from her school.

How will the sessions support my daughter?

This is a restorative programme designed to age-appropriately provide:

  • Mentoring for girls to see them safely through challenging times
  • A safe space to be, no need to change anything to fit in
  • Sharing healthy ways of coping
  • Calming anxious feelings
  • Building resilience and confidence
  • Guidance through school and life transitions
  • Belonging to a friendly circle of same-age girls
Although the course will provide space for girls to share their thoughts and feelings, this is not a replacement for specialised group or individual therapy.

What do girls say about Girls’ Net?

“A chance to be with real girls who won’t judge or be mean, and to talk and discuss daily problems and learn new ways to think about stuff.” (age 14)

“I like it that what I say is kept private and I have a choice in everything.” (age 12)

“The girls were all individually unique and kind. I felt so safe and accepted for who I was – and that is all thanks to you and the girls in Girls Net.” (age 15)

“I learned loads but in a fun way” (age 9)

“I realised I’m not the only one who’s struggling. Just do it – it’s the best!” (age 11)

“After each session my daughter was centred and calm, like she was standing in the sunshine with her bare feet on the grass.” (mother of girl age 13)

Try it out first!

Girls are invited to come along to the first session to find out what Girls’ Net is like. They meet the other girls and their mentor and have a taste of Girls’ Net to help them decide whether they’d like to join for the remaining five sessions. Everyone is asked to agree to our online guidelines beforehand.

Parents meet their daughter’s Girls’ Net Mentor online a week before the course starts to hear about the course and ask questions.

Rites for Girls

Rites for Girls CIC is a non-profit on a mission to change the world, one girl at a time, by making the lives of girls safer, kinder and better supported.

  • Using circle-based mentorship, we offer girls guidance and camaraderie in person and online.
  • We offer online courses for small groups of parents to do their best parenting in times of difficulty.
  • We train women in this meaningful work to become role models able to make a real difference in girls’ lives.

Let’s hold a circle of support around our girls so each one can be herself, have good friends and be a good friend, tune into her inner compass, honour and care for herself.

How much does the course cost?

west sussex county council

We are working in partnership with West Sussex County Council to offer fully-funded places on Girls’ Net to girls living in West Sussex until March 2022. All our Girls’ Net Mentors are DBS checked, insured and trained to work with children online.

For girls outside Sussex, we can offer subsidised Girls’ Net places in groups run by our trainee Mentors. All trainee Mentors are closely supported and supervised each week.

If you live outside Sussex and would prefer to join a course paying full fees with a qualified Girls’ Net Mentor, click here.

Sign up your daughter

Now is a great time to give her these life tools and an opportunity to feel supported by new friends.

West Sussex, UK

Working in partnership with West Sussex County Council, we are able to offer your daughter a fully-funded place in a Girls’ Net group.

East Sussex, UK

We have been awarded Community Lottery Funding to enable us to offer your daughter a fully-funded place in a Girls’ Net group.

Anywhere else

We can offer your daughter a subsidised place in a Girls’ Net group run by one of our trainee Mentors. Click here to find out more.