Last week we shared the news of our 2 fab new Board members. This week we are celebrating our new Steering Group members. We also want to take a moment to explain why we have a Steering Group and a Board of Directors. Our majority Non-Executive Board shape the strategic direction of our social enterprise…

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I began my internship with Changing Relations in November 2020 as a student at Durham University via the Education Department. I had an artistic background from school and higher education, and as a general hobby. Challenging gender norms was something I had been unwittingly doing most of my life, but it was a passion I…

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Here at Changing Relations, we’ve spent a lot of the past 3 months of the Covid19 pandemic talking about domestic abuse. It was clear from the get-go that the lockdown measures would be like holding a magnifying glass over an abusive relationship. Less apparent from the start of this unfamiliar situation, in which, suddenly, many…

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For International Men’s Day, Durham University PHD student Michael Priestley, shares his experiences of how gender norms can impact on men’s mental health help-seeking behaviours, experiences, and literacy. In thinking about how gender norms impact on men’s mental health, it is important to acknowledge that men, like women, are a diverse group and that multiple…

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Some people may be wondering why men’s voices need to be heard when there’s still such a long way to go in terms of equality between men and women. Unfortunately, the facts show that men’s mental health is in crisis and men in the North East are three times more likely to take their own…

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Arts education & training company Changing Relations C.I.C. is growing! We are building a team of freelance trainers who can deliver our bespoke professional training, initially focusing on domestic abuse, but in time, encompassing additional themes under our overarching focus of gender equality, gender norms and healthy relationships. Our training package will be delivered to a range of professionals…

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We’re so pleased to see The Pool supporting the fantastically important We Level Up campaign calling for responsible, respectful reporting of Domestic Homicide. We’ve long been infuriated by the implications of disbelief when the media focus on how many people thought a Domestic Abuse perpetrator was wonderful. Our film – Make Do and Mend– features the…

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Changing Relations C.I.C. is an arts-based education & training company that provokes thinking around gender norms, gender equality & healthy relationships, using the arts & creative methods as the foundation of the educational & training resources we produce. We’re looking to expand our Board to support us extend our social impact & achieve financial sustainability.…

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Delighted to say that our first Management Board meeting took place yesterday, in the shape of an Away Day facilitated by Durham Community Action’s Carl Marshall, kindly hosted by Gentoo, thanks to Kelly Henderson. It was a pleasure to welcome on board – and begin getting to know such a positive and supportive bunch of…

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