"If you can help a child,
you don't have to spend years repairing an adult"
Hi my name is Shelika, children and young people lead at Breaking the Silence.
Now whether you are a parent referring a child or a young person looking for emotional support. I will be your first point of contact, guiding you through this twelve - week journey.
Growing up I also witnessed and experienced abuse, I self harmed, had poor mental health and low self esteem, suffered with an addiction and anger.
I empathsie with you, I understand you, I hear you.
It takes strength to enforce positive change, and demand a future brighter than your past. This twelve week journey will guide you towards that goal through intensive group therapy, interactive activities, in-depth conversations and peer support.
If you believe this programme could benefit you or your child please complete the referral form below
or call 0121 285 2277 and ask for Shelika, or alternatively email me at Shelika@btsuk.org
Our children & young people programme is a 12 week therapeutic and restoration programme that has been designed to support children & young people aged 7-18, who have experienced or witnessed historic or current abuse and trauma.
This programme is split into three groups:
Open Doors for 7 - 12 year olds
No Limits for 13 - 15 year olds
Ground Breakers for 16 - 19 year olds.
All sessions involve impactful and interactive learning which encourage children and young people to explore and develop an age-tailored understanding of domestic abuse, power, control, impact feelings, forgiveness, stress, mental health, anger, self-esteem, identifying fear, healthy relationships, boundaries and goal setting.
What the parents say
I genuinely cannot express the amount of faith and hope I have in your work and this journey were about to start with you. I'm absolutely overwhelmed by this charity and really feel me and my children have found our way out.
My daughter too thought you was all so amazing and I have every bit of trust in you all with her and I know she will be in fantastic hands. Thank you so much, we can not wait for Fun Day with you all☺
First, I want to thank you, and all the team formally for the support that you are offering to myself, and my children. Our journey has been a long one and we are extremely grateful that you are helping us to cross the finish line well. I have already seen a difference in me, and the entire household and I am looking forward to what is to come.
My daughter was so proud of herself for going first and speaking! Her confidence is growing!
What the children & young people say
Today I learned about goals. It was really really really fun and im happy to be here, but I will miss every body because it’s the last day but I am proud of myself.
You guys have helped me through so much its unreal. I am grateful and happier than ever, Thank you I have come so far and learned things I would never have been taught. Thank you I will miss you.
Since starting I have felt way more happy and now I think about things better.
I broke through and got out of my comfort zone today.