We aim to educate young people about domestic abuse, warning signs and where to get help. We also aim to increase understanding and awareness among professionals. We were founded in 2014 with funding from Starbucks Youth Action. Find out more about what we do here.
"You, as young men, are in the best position to change things; to be the start of a generation where abusive and coercive relationships are not practically the norm."
An open letter to young men on the subject of domestic abuse.
Got something to say or a story to tell about young people and relationship abuse? Want to write a blog for us? Let us know.
Sector News and Campaigns
Sex and Relationships Education to be made Compulsory
The government announced in March that sex and relationships education is to be made compulsory in all schools in England. "Age-appropriate lessons will have particular emphasis on what constitutes healthy relationships, as well as the dangers of sexting, online pornography and sexual harassment."
Read more http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-39116783.
Our Latest News
Training for City of Bristol College Staff
Thanks to City of Bristol college for inviting us to run training for their Study Coaches who are responsible for all students aged 16 -19 in the college. We spoke to them about domestic abuse, healthy relationships, how these things affect young people they work with and how they can help. We're looking forward to going back to run workshops with their students in Mental Health Awareness Week now!
Interview on Kicking the Kyriarchy Podcast
We were interviewed for the February episode of Kicking the Kyriarchy - an intersectional feminist podcast series.
Episode 9 explores abusive relationships in the context of queer relationships, growing up in a household with domestic abuse, first love and impacts on mental health. Listen here.
Female Empowerment Network Bristol- Make a Difference Event
FEN Bristol held their brilliant 'Make A Difference' night on 22nd February. Local charities and organisations came together with some of Bristol's 'Feminist Superheroes' to discuss issues that matter to us and how we can work together to make a difference. We were invited to talk about Speak Out and it was a fabulous evening meeting and hearing about so many amazing people and projects!