Our Work

Steeped in practice with over 20 years of experience in peacebuilding – it is our work with individuals, groups, and communities that keeps us learning and continues to make that all important difference.

Our programme, ‘For Peace’, consists of a portfolio of projects, resources, and services. Our work has three core components: prevention, resolution, and response. In prevention we seek to stop violence before it starts, however when conflict does arise, we seek resolution through dialogue and actions to deal with issues without recourse to violence, and when violent conflict has already occurred, we are there to respond, to help those affected to cope and recover and, in many cases, to become active peacebuilders and agents for change themselves. Our aim is to break the cycle of violence so our projects overlap and intersect, allowing our participants to learn from one another and play their role in achieving this.

Click below to explore our work to prevent and resolve conflict through peacebuilding, dialogue, and conflict resolution.

Education Categories

Pause 4 Thought : Information

A therapeutic ten-week programme for young people aged 10 to 14 years who live in East Lancashire and who areat risk of getting caught up...

A therapeutic ten-week programme for young people aged 10 to 14 years who live in East Lancashire and who areat risk of getting caught up in crime & violence. What is Pause 4 Thought? The Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation is delivering this programme, which has been commissioned by the Pennine Lancashire Community Safety Partnership (CSP). The work is being managed on behalf of the CSP by Blackburn with Darwen Council, and is funded by the Youth Endowment Fund. It is running in Blackburn with Darwen and in Burnley, Hyndburn, Pendle, and Rossendale, where it is being delivered by facilitators and support workers from the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation. How does it work? Option one: Face to face courses: two-hour sessions, each week for ten weeks Option two: Online courses: one-hour sessions, delivered by MS Teams, each week for twelve weeks All sessions delivered in school time, offsite at an approved community venue Activities and discussions underpinned by CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) and trauma informed approaches Supports young people by helping prevent anti-social and criminal behaviour Encourages reflection, impulse control, self-awareness and the confidence to make positive choices What next? If you are a family member, teacher, youth worker, social worker, or other professional person and you know a young person who could benefit from this course, talk to them and family members / carers about it, and refer them to Pause 4 Thought. Please click here for a leaflet for young people and here for the leaflet for teachers, social workers, and youth workers about the course (this can also be shared with young people) Please download and complete this Pause 4 Thought short referral and consent form and return it to our colleagues at community.safety@blackburn.gov.uk The Pause 4 Thought team will then be in touch with you to as part of our assessment work, to check that the Pause 4 Thought programme is right for the young person at this time. As part of that assessment, we will use this questionnaire, and so you may like to look at this beforehand. All information is managed confidentially, in line with agreed protocols. Contact us to find out more If you would like to find out more about the programme, please email us info@peace-foundation.org.uk or call our office on 01925 581231. Please mention ‘Pause 4 Thought’. The Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation was set up by the parents of the boys who were tragically killed in the IRA bombing of Warrington in 1993.

Communities, Training,

Holding Difficult Conversations

Holding Difficult Conversations

WHAT IS HOLDING DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS? A training workshop that builds confidence and expertise around how vulnerability can lead to violent extremism.  This training can be...

WHAT IS HOLDING DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS? A training workshop that builds confidence and expertise around how vulnerability can lead to violent extremism.  This training can be tailored for any workplace where recognising vulnerability and understanding good practice in holding relevant conversations are valuable additions to the professional tool-kit. Holding Difficult Conversations is for anyone… seeking to raise awareness and understanding about how vulnerability can lead to violent extremism and to consider how this can fit into good safeguarding practice who wants to build confidence and experience in managing uncomfortable issues as they arise who wants to develop and practice skills in holding difficult conversations about extremism and conflict and embed this in organisational practice. The programme covers these key points: Awareness of how vulnerability can lead to radicalisation and what we can do. Understanding the triggers to extreme attitudes and behaviour and our responses to them. Managing unexpected conversations and behaviour. Opening a dialogue that challenges prejudice constructively without shutting discussion down and promotes alternative ways of thinking. Planning for future dialogue – embedding dialogue into practice. Our approach to learning involves highly interactive group work and skills practice. Participants also get to learn from each other and network with colleagues they might not otherwise meet. Find out more about the training or to enquire about commissioning opportunities please contact us at commissions@foundation4peace.org and a member of the team will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

Training,

My Former Life

My Former Life: Training

Designed to be used by educators My Former Life, a unique and versatile education package that explores the stories of four people profoundly affected by...

Designed to be used by educators My Former Life, a unique and versatile education package that explores the stories of four people profoundly affected by violent ideologies. The programme is aimed at developing a deeper understanding of why these individuals supported and became involved in extremism and violence. Crucially, the consequences of their actions are comprehensively explored, as are the factors which led them to abandon extremism and positively contribute to society in a more fulfilling way. The versatility of the resource means that it can be facilitated either as a single day session, delivered by one of the Foundations’ expert facilitators, or as a course, delivered by teachers/education practitioners, spread across a term and integrated into complementary curricula such as the social sciences (sociology, psychology etc.) political education, history, religious studies and personal, social, health, emotional (PSHE or citizenship). This unique educational resource is supported by training designed for teachers, education practitioners and others working with young people. The training guides educators through the film and accompanying educational resource, fostering a confident approach to using the materials and the ability to train other teachers and students to use them. The training also enables those who have completed it to cascade the learning to colleagues and provides a space in which educators can come together to share best practice around integrating the resource and learning into their schools’ curricula and how to have meaningful conversations about the challenging issue of extremism with young people. Our aim is to equip educators with enthusiasm and confidence and a means of answering difficult questions through a structured learning resource. Schools can contact us via commissions@foundation4peace.org to request training workshops and access to our purpose-built education portal.

Training,

Extreme Dialogue

Extreme Dialogue: Training

Designed to be used by teachers, external facilitators or young people themselves, Extreme Dialogue is a unique and engaging way of starting conversations about identity,...

Designed to be used by teachers, external facilitators or young people themselves, Extreme Dialogue is a unique and engaging way of starting conversations about identity, difference, and prejudice. It’s cutting-edge approach and design provides young people with the tools they need to build resilience against extremism in all its forms. The free educational resources are supported by training designed for teachers. The training guides teachers through the films and accompanying educational resources, fostering a confident approach to using the materials and the ability to train other teachers and students to use them. Our aim is to equip teachers with absolute confidence and a means of answering difficult questions through a series of structured teaching resources. The training enables those who have completed it, to cascade the learning to colleagues, other educators, youth workers, and even students who are interested in running peer workshops. We’ve found that the student-led model produces excellent results, with the potential to free up teachers’ time, while equipping and enthusing students to develop a safe, collaborative approach to discussing the issues of extremism, discrimination, and marginalisation with their peers. Schools can contact us via commissions@foundation4peace.org or via the Extreme Dialogue website: www.extremedialogue.org, to request training workshops and session delivery.

Partnerships, Training,

Combat Hate: Training

Designed to be used by educators Combat Hate is a unique and versatile education package that explores and encourages dialogue about contemporary challenges in our communities,...

Designed to be used by educators Combat Hate is a unique and versatile education package that explores and encourages dialogue about contemporary challenges in our communities, in particular, issues related to the ‘far-right’, polarisation, hate, extremism, diversity and cohesion in the UK. This unique educational resource is supported by training designed for teachers, education practitioners and others working with young people. The training guides educators through the film and accompanying educational resource, fostering a confident approach to using the materials and the ability to train other teachers and students to use them. The training also enables those who have completed it to cascade the learning to colleagues and provides a space in which educators can come together to share best practice around integrating the resource and learning into their schools’ curricula and how to have meaningful conversations about the challenging issue of extremism, hate and polarisation with young people. The versatility of the resource means that it can be facilitated either as a single day session, or spread across a term and integrated into complementary curricula such as social sciences (sociology, psychology etc.) political education, history, religious studies and personal, social, health, emotional (PSHE or citizenship). Our aim is to equip educators with enthusiasm and confidence and a means of answering difficult questions through a structured learning resource. Contact us via commissions@foundation4peace.org to request more information, training workshops and access to our purpose-built education portal. Find out more about the film and resource here.