Headliners (UK) wishes to grow our Safe Spaces project enabling children and young people from disadvantaged communities in London and Newcastle to take part in after school activity and support them to avoid getting drawn into youth violence.
It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1043300)
Young people have identified that they feel there is considerable barriers to them feeling comfortable and safe in accessing safe after school activities. Our COVID-19 partnership with the Emerging Minds Network identified that young people from black and ethnic minority backgrounds are significantly more likely to have experienced significant trauma and uncertainty as a result of the pandemic. Young people have highlighted their needs to be able to access spaces safely with friends.
Our Safe Spaces project would seek to address these issues of how young people feel safe in accessing our young reporters club by creating safe space. With a youth led programme of multi-media activities, to overcome the lack of confidence and reluctance young people have identified as well as the lack of knowledge of where young people can access activities in London and Newcastle safely to their feelings of wellbeing and improved mental health and build social networks.
"The Project allowed for our youth group to talk openly about issues that affected them. The group felt comfortable and at ease with the course facilitators and for this reason they were able to talk willingly about sensitive issues in a safe and comfortable atmosphere. The project also allowed for
''My self confidence has grown and I feel more confident to be open to other people. Before I kept everything to myself and I suffered because of this. For me, joining Headliners has improved my self confidence.''
''Headliners has helped me be more open with sharing my ideas with other people and giving my own personal opinions. It's taught me to ask more questions about the world around me and most of all it's boosted my self esteem.''
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