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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#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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#What25MeansToMe – Laverne Antrobus

May 5th, 2021

“Research has shown that most people’s brains take about 25 years to develop”  Redthread talks brain development, trauma and adulthood with Laverne Antrobus part of our #What25MeansToMe blog series Laverne is a consultant child and educational psychologist with over 25 years’ experience. Having trained at the Tavistock Clinic, Laverne works with children who present with […]

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