WHO WE ARE

Looking at the Flowers

Our Mission

To support girls and women to celebrate that they are uniquely and wonderfully made for a purpose and to be equipped to build positive mental wellbeing and confidence in life.  

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Our Values

  • Inspiring people to believe they are uniquely and wonderfully made

  • Respecting and accepting the unique worth and value of each individual

  • Encouraging and building up each person

  • Compassion and care

  • Being real

  • Led by Christian love

How we came to be...

A few years back, Lu was teaching hairdressing in a further education college. She enjoyed her work, but noticed more and more that young people were coming into lessons accompanied by so many difficulties in their lives, needing a safe place to chat.  The seed was sown. 

 

Lu put down her scissors and binned the lesson plans. She started volunteering in a local secondary school as a Chaplain. On the very first day she met a youth leader, who had a similar passion: to give girls a safe place to talk and breathe.

 

At a conference they went to they heard a speaker talking on the Woman at the Well (John 4) and a particular word ‘Shechem’ struck a chord and has become foundational to all that Be Me project does.  

Be Me Project became a charity in 2017. It has grown a lot since those early days from just spending time with girls in one local secondary school.  We now deliver our mental wellbeing sessions in a number of secondary schools, but we also offer the courses to ladies within the community, receive referrals from GP surgeries and work in hostels in Surrey and Brighton.

So many of our women say, ‘I wish I had Be Me when I was at school’.  

The Be Me team is a faith driven community that strives to bring love to every person that they work with, giving them time and space to talk, and to help people be genuinely valued.