Young People’s Programmes

Supporting young people to reduce harmful behaviour in their relationships.

Supporting young people to reduce harmful behaviour in their relationships.

It’s usual for young people to have ups and downs in the relationships in their life – with friends, partners, siblings, parents or other family members.

However – if their behaviour begins to become harmful, it could be time to reach out for help.

 

Our programmes support young people to develop their understanding of safe, healthy and happy relationships.

Taking a considered and non-judgemental approach, we help participants to become more aware of their words and actions and begin to form positive relationships with others.

We help them cope with – and learn how to manage – negative feelings such as anxiety or anger.

We also offer support to their partners, siblings and / or parents.

 

Whichever programme a young person attends, they will:

  • Have a safe and confidential space to talk about their feelings
  • Be supported with their experiences and concerns
  • Identify harmful or unhealthy relationship behaviours and question these
  • Explore healthy ways of communicating

The aims of all our programmes are for participants to gain better insight into their behaviour, improved relationships with those around them and overall increased emotional wellbeing.

 

Respect Young People’s Programme  

A 12-week programme for young people who are displaying unhealthy behaviours in their relationships with parents and/or carers. This programme is for young people and their caregivers, with a focus on working together to understand each other better.

  • Suitable for ages: 13-19
  • We review young people aged 10-12 and 20-21 on a case-by-case basis
  • Locations: Manchester, Salford, Wigan, Stockport, Bury, Tameside, Oldham and Trafford
Jack is being more helpful at home, the difference in his attitude already is amazing - he is even having conversations with his brother. Tonight he is making dinner! The difference in the atmosphere at home is unbelievable.
Brenda, 48, parent of participant

Encouraging Healthy Relationships 

A 12-week programme for young people who are displaying unhealthy behaviours in their relationships with siblings and/or partners.

  • Suitable for ages: 13-19
  • We review young people aged 10-12 and 20-21 on a case-by-case basis
  • Locations: Manchester, Salford (known as Harbour) Wigan, Stockport, Bury, Tameside, Oldham and Trafford
It's how you opened up the conversation - you gave her support without condoning her harmful behaviour - that was when we started to see change.
Shara, 35, parent of participant

For all our programmes, we always offer integrated support to those have been affected.

  • Support for children affected

Once you refer a young person to one of our programmes, young people’s support will be offered to any siblings and/or partners. This support includes; youth groups and/or counselling for those affected.

  • Youth groups are suitable for 5-14 year olds. 
  • Counselling is available from aged 5 to 21 year olds. 

 

  • Support for adults affected

The parents and/or carers of a young person on our Respect programme are also eligible for support.

If you are still unsure which programme you need,  please don’t hesitate to contact us.

We can discuss any questions and explain the different programmes available in more detail.

[email protected]

0161 872 1100

Harbour for Salford residents

If you live or work in Salford and would like to refer a child to receive support with harmful relationships, view more information here.

Harbour

Accessing support for someone else

If you're a professional working with someone you think would benefit from our programme, you can refer them directly. Please note you must have their / their parent or guardian's permission (dependent upon age) to do this.

Professional referrals

Funding Update

TLC: Talk, Listen, Change to deliver over £1M of Domestic Abuse Prevention Services in 2021

Partner Support

Integrated support for partners or ex-partners of behaviours change programme participants