18/11/2020 - Published by

Pause 4 Thought is a therapeutic ten-week programme for young people aged 10 to 14 years who live in Pennine Lancashire and who are at risk of getting caught up in crime & violence.

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 Zoom, 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


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’.