‘I have found a safe space to be and a sense of belonging’

Finding others to connect with after diagnosis who understand exactly what it’s like to live with MRKH is not always easy.  The MRKH Connect Youth Program is a small group (4-6 people) peer led educational program that has been designed to help young MRKHers move towards a better acceptance of MRKH and help develop strategies to help process their journey and improve wellbeing whilst making new friends in a safe space.  This is the first of its kind and is supported by funding from the National Lottery Community Fund.  The program is led by our peer Youth Leader Cerys who joined this program herself in 2022.  You can learn more about Cerys in Meet the Team.

This program is open to anyone diagnosed with MRKH aged between 18-25 years old who is able to commit to the program schedule which is 6 sessions, 1.5-2 hours each, every week for 6 weeks.  In line with our funding, priority is given to those participating from the UK.  Follow the sign up link to find the next program dates available.

We want all participants to get the most out of this program whilst also feeling informed, connected and supported by others. The program has been designed to help all participants:

  • Move towards a better acceptance of MRKH
  • Develop strategies to set personal and meaningful goals
  • Improve wellbeing
  • Build confidence with relationships
  • Create social support networks
  • Make new friends

This program is NOT therapy but an educational program that is peer facilitated by our Youth Leader.  She is not a professional youth worker herself, whilst the program itself was designed in collaboration with one, but her understanding of the program (as a participant herself in 2022) and under the support of a “train the trainer” approach is there to support and drive the conversation in the Youth Program.

If you register for the program you are committing your time (as much as possible) to attend all 6 sessions over 6 weeks and participate in them in a group setting.  Each session includes both learning activities as well as practical tools to allow for self exploration and reflection.

This program is not designed or intended for any participant to feel the need to publicly disclose their MRKH diagnosis (or thoughts and feelings associated with it) but to feel more empowered despite the challenges associated with MRKH.  The tools and exercises in the program are designed to be creative, engaging and self exploratory and most of all fun.

Our next program starts in November!