#What25MeansToMe – Banseka Kayembe

June 23rd, 2021

  “We need to empower the youth community to have their say and take part in civic discussion” We spoke to Banseka Kayembe, freelance writer and founder of Naked Politics, a youth-led platform seeking to engage young people in social issues. As part of our #What25MeansToMe blog series, Banseka discusses having space to explore your […]

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#What25MeansToMe – 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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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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#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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