What 25 Means to Me – Stephanie Calman

June 13th, 2021

“My Dad was my mentor. Whatever I wanted to do, he’d say ‘Just Go For It’” Redthread speaks to Stephanie Calman, an author and broadcaster who is constantly amazed by the emotional intelligence of her grown up children. She writes about her experiences of growing up including her parents divorce, the impact of sexual assault […]

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#What25MeansToMe – Akai, Redthread Youth Ambassador

May 26th, 2021

“Becoming a father at 19 was the biggest obstacles of the time to overcome…I chose to stand up and be a parent” We spoke to Akai, a young person who was supported by Redthread and is now one of our Youth Ambassadors. Part of #What25MeansToMe, Akai shares his experience of becoming a teenage father, those […]

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#What25MeansToMe – Darren Laville

May 17th, 2021

“Access to opportunities is so important. Young people need to know their worth…so many feel trapped and stuck in places of shock and trauma” **Content warning: contains descriptions of youth violence and bereavement** Darren is the Director and Founder of The Epiphany People. A family-led organisation that allows families to have a safe and brave […]

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#What25MeansToMe – Jake, Redthread Youth Ambassador

May 10th, 2021

“Don’t try and hide your mental health, the quicker you accept you are struggling, the quicker you can find the support you need” We spoke to Jake, a young person who was supported by Redthread and is now one of our Youth Ambassadors. Part of #What25MeansToMe, Jake shares his mental health struggles while studying at […]

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A Young Women's Worker with accompanied by two clinicians on a hospital ward

Young Women’s Service Turns Four – what our roles mean to us

June 4th, 2021

Tomorrow marks four years since Redthread’s Young Women’s Service was launched. In this blog, VAWG Lead Jess Macdonald and the Young Women’s Workers share what the service and their roles mean to them. We learn so much from the young women we work with in hospital. Our work creates a safe space for young women […]

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Meet Redthread’s First Ever Counsellor

June 3rd, 2021

Meet Lucy, Redthread’s first ever counsellor based in Birmingham. In this blog, we learn about Lucy’s role and what a typical week as a Redthread counsellor looks like. Lucy joined the team in February and has been busy bringing Redthread’s first counselling pilot to life. Redthread’s youth violence intervention programme (YVIP) currently operates in three […]

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