Projects

Check out the projects that we’re working on below!

For each project, we’re working in blocks of 3 months: fundraising, delivering, and reviewing. So we’re going to be raising the money to make the project possible. We’re gonna do the project. And then we’re going to spend some time seeing what impact that work has had.

Fundraising

We’ll spend 3 months raising as much money as possible for each specific project. All of our merch sale profits will go towards the project, we’ll be looking to secure grant funding, and we’ll need you to get involved & be a fundraising legend for us!

Delivering

Once we’ve smashed it and raised loads of cash to make it happen, it’s time to.. well.. make it happen! We’ll be doing all sorts of work around each project – both online and in person – for these 3 months, alongside our regular work. Check out below for the details of each one!

Reviewing

We want to know that the work we’ve been doing has had an impact, so we’ll spend some time looking back on everything we’ve done and listening to the feedback of people like you! This will mean we can do our next project even better, and help even more people, more effectively.

Body Image

We asked our audience about the issues that they were facing. 47% (2 in 5) of respondents said that body image was the biggest issue affecting them and the people around them. Body image is also something that repeatedly comes up in discussions with young people when we’re talking with them. 

So we wanted our first proper project to tackle this issue.

Our research also showed that 75% of people struggling with body image issues are part of the LGBTQ+ community, and 75% have limited day-to-day activities due to a disability. So we’re committed to making everything that we do as accessible and inclusive as possible.

Read on below to find out how we’re going to do this! 👇

Literature

We want to create 3 pieces of literature (we’re talking flyers & booklets!) packed full of tips and advice around improving your body image. 1 for a person struggling themselves, 1 for friends & family, and 1 for professionals.

We’re going to create the literature here at HATW, and send them out via our network of school contacts, healthcare & governmental contacts, partner organisations and of course, along with our merch.

Online Content

It’s such a huge part of what we do already! And now we want to create some content specifically aimed at loving the skin you’re in. Our plan is to make videos and written pieces for our website and a whole bunch of social media content to help get the word out there: you’re wonderful, and we want you to feel that way.

This will be a mix of creating stuff ourselves here at HATW, and working with some excellent body positive content creators.

Digital Workshops

We’ve just started dipping our toes into the water of online versions of our school workshops. We’ve also created a Welsh language version (Cymru am byth! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿). So keep your eyes open for those to go live!

As part of this project, we’d now like to make a set of 4 digital workshops that are aimed specifically at boosting your self-esteem and improving how you feel about your body. We think this is super important, and a very practical way to share this message, and help people.

Peer Support

We wanted to try something new with this project! We want to facilitate some peer support groups around body image – taking place over Zoom, or potentially in person (depending on what Covid-19 restrictions look like by then..!).

These sessions will be a chance for people lean on and learn from each other, and will be supported by an external trained counsellor. We’d love to run these sessions weekly.

Sharing Stories

It’s something that we’ve done since day 1 here at HATW, and it’s perhaps the most powerful way of proving that you’re not alone. We want to engage people who have inspiring stories of how they deal with body image issues, and share these in both written and video formats.

Being able to recognise your own issues but seeing growth and survival in others can be powerful and inspiring, and we want to make that happen.

Merch Drops

Of course we’re gonna be making some excellent merch to coincide with this project! We want to produce clothing & accessories that are going to help promote body positivity. Both through the designs & messages on the merch, but also the items themselves. And of course, if you’ve got any ideas of what sorta thing you’d like to see from us, please do get in touch!

The sales from this merch will then, in turn, help fund our next project too!

We Need You!

So those are our plans, now we need your help to make it possible! Here’s how you can help!

Buy Merch!

We get money to make good stuff happen, and you get a great new item. Everybody wins!

Check out the collection!

Donate!

Make a donation towards this project, via the Givey platform. Givey rocks because 100% of your donation comes to us. Which means it comes to this project in particular!

Donate!

Fundraise!

If you wanna be an absolute legend, doing some fundraising for us will help spread awareness and raise more money to make our projects possible!

Check out our fundraising guide!

Shout about it!

Share this page! Share our social media content! Let people know that we’re trying to make a change, and how important it is! A simple shoutout online can make a huge difference to a small organisation like ours!

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