What is the Speak Out Project?
Speak Out is a social action project to raise awareness of abuse in young people's relationships.
Young women under 24 are most likely to experience domestic abuse but many won't recognise it. We believe all young people have a right to education about healthy relationships and deserve support from those around them.
We work with young people to help them learn about domestic abuse, healthy relationships and what to do if they're worried about their own or a friend's relationship. We also offer training for professionals on young people and domestic abuse. Find out more about What We Do.
Emma Humphrey's Memorial Prize
It was an enormous honour to receive the individual Emma Humphreys Memorial Prize for 2017 at the FiLia conference.
The prize is for work to raise awareness of male violence against women and children.
It was amazing to be recognised alongside so many inspiring women. Read more on the blog.
Got something to say about young people and relationship abuse? Want to write a blog for Speak Out? We'd love to hear from you!
Sector News & Resources
The Home Office have been updating their 'Disrespect NoBody' campaign aimed at preventing abuse in teenage relationships. Visit the website for young people
www.disrespectnobody.co.uk or download the resources for teaching in PSHE.
Women's Aid, Cosmopolitan & BBC Woman's Hour
New research from Cosmopolitan and Women's Aid shows how many young women don't recognise the signs of abuse: two thirds of young women who reported they'd never been in an abusive relationship had actually experienced abusive behaviour.
This month we recommend ...
In 2019 we'll be sharing our favourite articles, blogs, book recommendations and lots more for young people!
February: We ❤️ My sister was in a abusive relationship: Kate's story.
She was really secretive when she was talking to him but sometimes I would hear her apologising over and over again and when I asked what she was apologising for she said it was her fault... ...I wish we had said something sooner but we were too scared we would push her away read more on Brook.
January: We ❤️ Doing It! Let's Talk About Sex by Hannah Witton
Conference on Coercive Control - 11th June 2018
Speak Out is delighted to partner with the Conference on Coercive Control in Bristol!
Why is coercive control so difficult to identify and evidence? How can we increase understanding? The conference shines a light on one of the most prevalent but least recognised forms of abuse.
Tickets are available here.
Over half of young people have experienced controlling behaviour in a relationship and 37% say they don't know where to get help. Work with young people? Want to learn more? We offer free training on domestic abuse and young people.
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!