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    At Standing Strong we are focused on building strong, healthy and long lasting relationships.


ALL ABOUT OUR AMAZING CLUB

ABOUT THE FOUNDER | KIM SMITH

Hi I’m Kim and welcome to Standing Strong. I’m a strong believer that the challenges we face in life are gifted to us as an opportunity to learn, grow and flourish. Through this belief I chose to view the experiences I went through as a young girl as an opportunity to create something special. A unique place where people can go to feel supported, uplifted and strengthened, so they don’t have to feel the way I did.

As a young girl I struggled with depression, anxiety, body image, bullying, low confidence and living in a loud and demanding world as a shy and sensitive introvert. My teenage years were sad, lonely and hurtful and as a result I chose to shut off from the world.

I thought I was the only one who was having a tough time and felt there was no one I could turn to who would understand. I know first had what it’s like to feel broken and empty and now live my life working to ensure others don’t have to feel this way.

Standing Strong is my life purpose, my passion, my heart and soul. The goal for Standing Strong is to be the support network, the inspiration, and the connection girls and families need to thrive in the challenging world we live in. I hope girls can feel connected and empowered and above all, use Standing Strong as a place to explore and grow their own individuality, self belief, confidence and inner strength.

WELCOME TO STANDING STRONG
We are helping girls to realise that no matter who they are or where they come from they deserve to feel supported, connected and encouraged. They deserve to be treated with respect and kindness from others and they are valuable and worthy of safety, happiness and greatness in their lives.

OUR PURPOSE

At Standing Strong I’ve learnt most to love myself

– Members age 14yrs

Mental health is the single greatest health crisis facing teen girls and families today. Depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and poor body-image are at the forefront of this crisis.

At Standing Strong our unique program is designed to work with parents and communities to help educate, motivate, and inspire girls to really live to their true potential. Through our team of health and wellness specialists including counsellors and psychologists, fitness, yoga and meditation instructors, as well as our team of trained mentors, we take a positive, uplifting and non clinical approach to supporting and empowering girls and families.

Through our Strong Mind, Strong Body, Strong Heart classes girls learn how to improve their confidence and self-esteem, build inner-strength and self-belief, grow friendships, improve their health and body-image, manage stress and gain the tools essential for living happy, healthy and inspired lives.

Our unique classes encourage girls to develop the mindsets and skills known to prevent social and health issues including depression, anxiety, stress, disconnection and lack of motivation and drive. At Standing Strong, all girls are accepted, encouraged and celebrated for their individuality and uniqueness by our specialised team and sisterhood of Standing Strong girls.

Through the support and accessibility of our ongoing programs, parents can feel reassured knowing they are not alone and are being supported by a heart centred team, as the saying goes- “It takes a Village to raise a child”.

Our purpose is to provide families and communities with an affordable, reliable, professional and inclusive service that equips future generations of girls with the self-love, resilience, self-awareness and confidence needed to face the world Standing Strong!

STANDING STRONG VALUES

Respect & Kindness

We actively promote and encourage respect and kindness in all we do. From our team members to our girls and families, respect and kindness is at the forefront of our programs, classes, services, resources and relationships.

Open-mindedness & Compassion

Open-mindedness and compassion are the keys to our service delivery and program development. Everything we do is based on positive relationship building. This is achieved through our commitment to being open minded and having compassion for others.

Connection & Belonging

Connection and belonging is at the heart of our services. We believe the answer to long term health and happiness is in building positive connections with others while also achieving and maintaining a strong sense of belonging.

Affordability & Accessibility

We are committed providing affordable and accessible programs and services to families. We believe every person has the right to enjoy our services and we are committed to working closely with communities to make this happen.

Integrity & Trust

At Standing Strong we believe integrity and trust are essential when building lasting relationships. Our values of integrity and trust are shown through our openness, communication, connection and commitment to the people, communities and establishments we work with.

Innovation & Prevention

We are committed to continually growing and improving our programs and services. We believe in thinking bigger and strive to be innovative and pro active in our approaches to teen health and wellbeing. We believe prevention is the secret to improving health and wellness outcomes for our future generations.

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