Supporting #BlackLivesMatter and young people

Supporting #BlackLivesMatter and young people

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Our charity stands in support of the #BlackLivesMatter movement. We recognise the pain that the murder of George Floyd, continued instances of police brutality and systemic racism is causing around the world and in our own city of Sheffield.

We’re here to support young people and be an ally against racism.

For any young people who are struggling with difficult emotions due to these recent events, our Door43 wellbeing service is here to support them. They can call 0808 275 8892 Monday to Friday 5pm-9pm and Saturday 9am to 9pm, to talk to one of our wellbeing practitioners.

Following the announcement of the Black Lives Matter protest in Sheffield, we recognised that young people may wish to exercise their human right to protest. We wanted to support young people to do this as safely as possible, particularly during this Covid-19 pandemic. Our Door43 team shared a video about how young people can look after their wellbeing before, during and after a protest, and our youth work team hosted an online session to discuss the issues and explore how young people can be agents of change.

Over the coming days and weeks our youth workers will also be engaging with young people in their communities through street-based youth work. If you have any concerns about young people in your community who may need support during this time, please contact [email protected]

For more information about the #BlackLivesMatter movement visit www.blacklivesmatter.com

How you can help

Our charity is dedicated to helping Sheffield's young people to reach their full potential and achieve the best out of life, whatever their starting point. To help us to do more to support young people and communities we need your help. Just remember, every penny you donate will make a difference.