LMK (Let Me Know) is a new education charity providing relationship workshops to secondary schools and youth groups in London. We give young people access to an abuse prevention programme that aims to lower criminal incidents relating to abusive relationship behaviour and, specifically, domestic violence.
Using film and guided discussions, our trained educators (called LMK Leaders) lead teenagers through honest conversations about relationships. We highlight the 10 signs of healthy and unhealthy relationship behaviours, equipping teens to spot early warning signs of abuse and giving them tools to keep themselves and their friends safe. We include practical lessons on topics teenagers need and want to learn about, including: ‘how to set boundaries,’ ‘how to help a friend’ and ‘how to break up safely.’
After attending a workshop (either on Zoom or socially distanced), young people (aged 16+) can volunteer to share the knowledge and skills they have learnt with their own communities as part of our Youth Mentor Programme. Mentors (aged 16+) act as a bridge between LMK and their own networks, co-designing materials and acting as ambassadors for the charity. With extensive training and ongoing support from our educators, Mentors become qualified to deliver workshops alongside our educators and develop transferable skills in: co-design, counselling, leading, public speaking and community engagement, all of which can be used in future education and employment opportunities.
We currently operate across London including Camden, Islington, Westminster and Haringey. Please get in touch to find out more.