What we do

Reaching out to help those touched by violence

The Violence Intervention Project works with young people up to the age of 25 who have been, or are at risk of becoming, involved in violent behaviour.

The bulk of our work is outreach sessions, where we go into the community to work with young people in groups or on an individual basis.

We encourage the people we are helping to drive the discussions so that they can come to understand their emotions – and become better at managing them.

Compass of Shame

Working with young people and their families

We work with children as young as five at primary schools – and with kids who have been excluded from education at an early age.

We have the funding to run a family yoga project, where children and their parents can derive physical and spiritual benefits from the techniques they are taught.

One recent introduction is our Ruck2Ruck rugby therapy for 11-year-olds and upwards.

There is so much we do – and yet so much more we could do. One initiative we would like to pursue is more early intervention services.

At the moment, The Violence Intervention Project is able to help up to 25 young people at any time – with your help, that number could rise steadily and significantly.

How you can help

As a charity, we are constantly looking for support from individuals and commercial organisations.

Your donation will help us to help more and more young people to move away from violence and build valuable lives as part of the wider community.

Please get in touch with us today to see how you can support our work.

Striving to improve lives through emotional wellbeing

We do offer practical support to the young people in our care. We help with issues around housing, employment and education.

But we don’t style ourselves as an organisation that exists simply to get kids into work. For us, it’s all about doing something more therapeutic to improve their lives.

We want to improve their relationships and their ability to talk through and resolve issues and bolster their resilience and emotional wellbeing.