New funding from the Noel Buxton Trust enables Young People’s group work to continue.
The Young People’s Support Service has received 3 years funding from The Noel Buxton to enable us to run our successful “Elephant in the Room” programme to young people who have witnessed or experienced Domestic Abuse. The programme is aimed at young people between the ages of 11 and 16 and allows them to meet other young people who have lived through the trauma of Domestic Abuse within their family, thus reducing their own isolation and allowing them to build up a peer support network. The programme aims to raise their individual awareness of domestic abuse and help them to see that the abuse they witnessed was not their fault, by focusing on topics such as managing conflict, emotions, domestic abuse, staying safe, healthy relationships and respectful behaviour. The programme is divided into two age ranges 11-13 year olds and 14-16 year olds, this allows the facilitation of appropriate age related activities, enabling maximum learning and good engagement from the young people.
For further information or to refer a young person on to the programme then please either complete an online referral form or contact our helpdesk on 01225 775276.