The Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) programme places young people within realistic and relevant scenarios. The aim of these scenarios is to:
The discussions created within MVP permit young people to share, the often, healthy norms that most of them believe in. These discussions also aim to reassure young people. A simple but effective toolkit is shared to individuals allowing them to be the friends they want to be.
The introduction of bystander training within the educational setting will start to tackle the culture, the beliefs and the attitudes that say violence is acceptable. The approach will also allow discussions on bullying, harassment, sexual violence, weapons carrying, CSE and different forms of hate crime as well as the influence of the modern media in shaping our society.
Watch this series of short clips with Mentors in Violence Prevention Director, Graham Goulden, to learn more.