Embrace is a 3-year research project to develop an effective multi-arts prevention and support for vulnerable young men at risk of having unhealthy sexual relationships.
The project creates a safe environment using creative arts exercises to encourage young men to reflect on their personal and intimate relationships. Active-learning and therapeutic drama games enable young men to externalize difficult subconscious feelings into a fictional concrete form. This will enable objective reflection and analysis and offer opportunities for practising/rehearsing healthier alternative behaviours.
This project establishes safe and effective art based models of practice and over its three years it will deliver:
- Tailored drama programmes for young men at risk of sexually harmful behaviour and/or exploitation
- Network forum development
- A new education resource supporting vulnerable young men
- Training support for professionals who work with vulnerable young men
The project will be delivered in schools, pupil referral units, youth clubs, secure units, youth offending teams and voluntary groups across Wandsworth and Southwark.
For more information, please contact Francesca Sewell, Embrace Coordinator
Funded by Esmee Fairbairn