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Targeted projects
In progress

Evaluation type:

Pilot study

Activity Type:

Social skills training


School and college


Ending Youth Violence Lab

About the project – Face It

This school-based programme is delivered by therapeutically trained facilitators, combining creative techniques like storytelling, art, debating, and role-play, with the latest developments in neuroscience. It aims to support young people at risk of exclusion over a six-week period.

The programme aims to develop young people’s emotional self-regulation, coping skills and resilience in the short-term. In the longer-term, it aims to improve young people’s mental health and wellbeing, reduce school exclusions, improve school-related outcomes and to prevent antisocial, offending and criminal behaviour. The programme has some promising, early-stage evidence of being well regarded by participants and improving key outcomes.

The Lab will be partnering with Khulisa (programme staff and delivery partners) to conduct a pilot randomised control trial over 2023-24.

About the round – The Lab: Ending Youth Violence

The Lab: Ending Youth Violence is a venture between Stuart Roden, the Youth Endowment Fund and the Behavioural Insights Team. The Lab focuses on identifying promising projects, which seek to address youth violence, and funds the development and delivery of those projects to get them ready for robust evaluations.

Project protocol

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