At a glance…
- So far, Let Me Know (LMK) has provided 70 workshops to 1,000 young people working in partnership with 18 organisations in London.
- Domestic violence effects 2.3 million people in the UK each year (ONS) and it starts young. Only 20% of 16-17 year olds can tell if a relationship is abusive (NSPCC).
- After an LMK workshop, 2/3rds of participants said we had changed their understanding of what behviours are healthy and unhealthy in relationships and 80% knew how to get help to leave an abusive relationship.
- 8,300 young people, over 3 years will benefit from the Foundation's funding for LMK.
“I learned what an unhealthy relationship looks like and that you shouldn’t stay with someone if you think you’re in an unhealthy relationship.” Year 10, UCL Academy
LMK cover practical life-skills like ‘setting boundaries’, ‘consent’ and ‘breaking up safely from an abusive relationship’, giving young people the tools and confidence they need to speak out, seek help and keep themselves and their friends safe.
The charity equips young people to have healthy relationships during their teen years, but also embeds behaviours and expectations that are carried through into adult life.
The Mohn Westlake Foundation grant will support the charity’s strategic growth, bolstering a proactive, prevention programme that reduces levels of domestic violence, relationship abuse and sexual assault for young people aged 11-18 yrs.
“Since the workshop, I've definitely seen them using what they learned in real life. They'll come to me and tell me something happened, and how they responded - they know better now what they should accept and what they shouldn't. It's really opened their eyes.” Teacher, St Mary’s Magdalene Academy
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