About Thaleia Project

The Thaleia project is a wellbeing and empowerment project for girls and young women.

Our Story

The Thaleia Project was founded by Chelsea Young, and was born out of a passion for working with and advocating for young people, particularly around issues of wellbeing and mental health. The issues addressed by the project are of particular importance to Chelsea following her own experiences of ill mental health, self-harm and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). 
 
As a young teenager Chelsea struggled with ill mental health and her decade long battle with self-harm began. At 15 Chelsea became pregnant and threw herself int motherhood, determined to do well for herself and her daughter, and prove people wrong.
 
Whilst studying for a degree in Applied Social Science, Chelsea became aware of ADHD, and specifically how ADHD manifests in girls and women. Finally everything seemed to fit, the impulsive and risk taking behaviours, issues concentrating and sleep difficulties all pointed to ADHD. However the battle to get a diagnosis was gruelling, with one doctor disputing the possibility of Chelsea having ADHD due to her having a degree. Eventually, at the age of 28 Chelsea recieved a diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. 
 
All three additional directors, Cat, Hannah and Julie, are advocates of positive physical and mental wellbeing through their work which includes; teaching yoga, reflexology, massage therapy, teaching in secondary education and mentoring young women through girl guiding. 

Our Mission & Aims

Our aims include to:

To provide services which promote the wellbeing of girls and young women, and those who care for and support them

To increase awareness and knowledge of issues including ADHD, self-harm and other related mental health conditions

To signpost where appropriate to other agencies

To provide early support, which complements the support offered by other services

To advocate for girls and young women and empower them, their families and those who work with them including teachers

To provide training to up skill professionals and increase their knowledge 

Our Previous Work

Training

Chelsea has also run awareness sessions for parents and professionals, and has delivered training and awareness sessions in Sheffield schools.

Public speaking

Chelsea has spoken about her own experiences and raised awareness of ADHD in girls and women at many events including FiLiA 2018, Pecha Kucha Sheffield, Sheffield Soup, and Sheffield Healthwatch.  

Turning into teens

Tuning into Teens is a parent program based on the principles of emotion coaching. It supports parents/carers by promoting positive relationships between them and their teens. 

Our Team

Chelsea Young

Founder

Hannah Hutty

Teacher/ Mentor

Julie Bell

Wellbeing Advisor

Cat Saelind

Yoga Teacher

We would love to welcome you!

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