Frequently Asked Questions

Is this only for teenage girls? Do you have an equivalent for boys?

Our programme focuses on issues relating specifically to teenage girls/young adults. We are currently researching the most effective programme for our men. Please subscribe to our newsletter (from our Home page) and we’ll keep you posted when it is available.

Are you accepting girls of all ages?

As different age groups have different needs, we run two school programmes: 14-16 year olds and 16-18 year olds. 

Can they bring mobile phones with them?

Absolutely. While most of the day will be technology-free, we will be exploring technology as a topic: it’s benefits and pitfalls.

Where are the workshops held?

Our in-house workshops are normally held on the school grounds. 

Can we have an outline of the activities?

Yes. It is important to be informed about the activities and discussions over the week. Please review our ‘School Programme’ page for a complete list. The girls will also bring home a completed workbook as a support tool for reference.

How many days does the workshop run for?

We tailor the workshop around the school's needs. As it usually replaces a school camp, it best suits a three day workshop.

Is The Madeleine Project programme based on religious or Buddhist beliefs?

No. The Madeleine Project is non-denominational and each and every activity is based on research and evidence-based protocols. Our primary focus is on the most effective tools for achieving mental and physical health. 

What should they bring and do they need any money?

Comfortable clothing to engage in light physical activity. Although morning and afternoon tea is catered for, lunch is not. It is recommended that students bring their own lunch.

What type of food will be served?

TBC on the day. However, we generally serve fruit and healthy snacks for both morning and afternoon tea. Please let us know if there are any dietary requirements.

Is there a scholarship programme?

Yes. We understand that this programme is not affordable for everyone, so we offer one 80% scholarship in each workshop.

My child suffers from anxiety/depression, will this workshop be beneficial?

It is important to let us know if your child suffers from any mental health conditions and any further information we may need to be aware of. It is also important to understand this programme is not designed to replace psychological intervention or to treat mental health conditions. However, the programme is designed to offer a safe place for teenagers to explore many different tools to support them ‘in the outside world’.