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Staying Safe taster day

Published: 19 May 2015


On Monday (11 May), the Wellbeing Centre held a half day workshop to explore how to stay safe in relationships with others.

Aimed at adults with learning disabilities, the session was set up to give participants a flavour of a new Toynbee Hall project called Staying Safe, which will run until December 2016.

Funded by Comic Relief, the project aims to empower people to find ways to speak up and seek help when they are unhappy about a personal relationship. It builds on the success of our Dignify project, which worked to reduce abuse of older adults and adults with mental health conditions.

As part of the session, the group played games and watched a short film called Cycles to help get discussions going. The film tells the story of a vulnerable man who is recovering from mental health problems and dealing with a challenging relationship with his sister.

The Staying Safe project will run more workshops and will also develop a training tool so that we can support more adults with a learning disability and professionals to discuss this issue.

There will be more opportunities for new participants to get involved in the coming weeks.

To find out more about Staying Safe contact Kate Lovell via email or call 020 7392 2976.