Domestic Abuse Awareness
Since 2014, we have been developing creative resources that raise awareness of domestic abuse for workplaces, schools and communities.
SOMETIMES IT HURTS is a new book and animation with a powerful fictional narrative co-created by Changing Relations and young people, some of whom have experienced domestic abuse.
The content is accompanied by a short, animated film version. To find out more about the project or enquire about accessing the animation get in touch [email protected]
£1 from each sale will go directly to supporting young people experiencing domestic abuse in our local area as we will donate it to Wear Valley Women’s Aid refuge.
This informational resource book draws from the words of the survivor testimony featured in our film, to explain what domestic abuse is, why it's so hard for victims to leave and how you can help those who are affected.
If you'd be interested to purchase the license to the Make Do ad Mend film, please contact [email protected]
A set of 4 informational posters to support awareness-raising:
- It had nothing to do with me
- What is domestic abuse?
- How can I help?
- Why don't victims leave?
We also have an informational resource book based on our brand new soundscape - Us Too - which demystifies who domestic abuse affects using interviews with a diverse range of survivors. The book includes stories from 6 participants who bravely shared their personal stories of domestic abuse as well as 5 educational themes:
- Who can be affected?
- Signs of abuse
- What was helpful / Unhelpful?
- Is recovery possible?
- What makes a healthy relationship?
Within the book we also signpost to specialist support services. The book includes beautiful illustrations from artist Lizzie Lovejoy which emotively illustrate the key insights we have found.
If you'd be interested to purchase the license to the Us Too soundscape please contact [email protected]
Lizzie's illustrations are available as a set of 7 postcards as a helpful reminder of the messages our participants have shared.
The purpose of our educational resource What Would You Do? is to provide engaging arts and discussion-based teaching strategies and confidence to support young people’s learning about sexting risks, healthy relationships and a range of related topics, from sexism to self-esteem, trust and advice.
We have delivered this training to a range of schools across the North East, multiple cohorts of PGCE students at Newcastle University as well as to Girlguiding leaders.
86% of teachers felt we’d given them new strategies to use in their classroom practice.
Teachers and other education providers can purchase our resource pack and linked DVD in isolation. We can also provide a range of practical and active training options, from a 1-hour taster session to a ¾-day overview of the key learning addressed within our pack.