Headliners (UK) is delighted to be working in partnership with Tower Hamlets Council Prevent team to address the significant issues facing young people living in Tower Hamlets, London with the fear of radicalisation and how it affects young people’s wellbeing and feeling of safety.

Headliners London team are working to deliver our Breaking Through the Headlines project. Our project is youth-led  and we are working to support 90 young people aged 12-24 years old whose life circumstances mean they are at greater risk of being radicalised.

Tower Hamlets is a Prevent Tier 1 priority area for the Home Office and our youth work in the borough has identified a key need to provide direct support to young people.

Breaking Through The Headlines will enable young people to have a voice, to have unfiltered conversations and to create multi-media content to share with other young people. We would work directly with young people signposted to us from our delivery partners to engage them in multi-media activities to reduce their risk of exposure to extremist ideology. We will also work closely with the Tower Hamlets Prevent team if required on supporting and safeguarding young people at risk of being drawn into terrorism through the Channel process.

Breaking Through the Headlines Delivery programmes includes three month of 2 x weekly sessions:

  1. How Language Can Divide Us: to explore how language can divide us and support them to be more resilient when they experience extremist language or behaviour disinformation, misinformation and sometimes leading to radicalisation.
  2. Living in the Wider World: examine extremism in the wider world and challenge the young people to connect specific instances of extremism building their skills in recording interviews, writing stories and learning filming skills to enable them to share their stories.
  3. Break Through The Headlines: develop and create media content and stories using the Headliner’s Story mountain, capture people’s points of view on the issues affecting them that will be shared safely and provide resources for Headliners and the Tower Hamlets Prevent team to use.

We seek the positive outcomes for young people to be:

  • Young people more resilient to radicalisation.
  • Young people more confident of where to seek help

For more information about the programme, please contact our Head of Programmes and Operations: [email protected]