Neuro Champions Group - Liverpool Self Harm GroupMarch - June 2018
- To allow the young people a safe space to share their experiences.
- To engage in conversations around why people might self-harm.
- To allow young people a regular safe space to think about what resources they would like developed to support young people in similar situations to themselves.
Facilitators: Megan Charles, Naomi Mwasambili & Alexandra Vass
Youth Workers: Joanne Hoban-Mcglynn and Diane Crozier-Smith
Held at Sensor City in Liverpool’s Knowledge Quarter, the programme utilised group conversation, creative and digital resources as well as having a dedicated physical activity space during every session. This consisted of a facilitated boxing programme (in collaboration with Merseyside Sports Partnership) that encouraged the young people to think about their physical, as well as emotional wellbeing.
- 90% of the group members were looked after children.
- 8 young people regularly attended and engaged in group discussions about their life experiences.
- 10 young people engaged in regular exercise (in the form of boxing).
- 2 young women have transitioned into foster and care home placements successfully.
- Open discussions about self harm, how it presents and why people do it.
- 2 young people who have been out of school for over a year are back in school.
- Group members described feeling safe and that more staff should work in an open way like within the group.