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What we do

Khulisa works with young people in schools, prisons and in the community. We help them to understand and tackle the root-cause of their violent and anti-social behaviours. We do this by placing wellbeing at the heart of rehabilitation; we provide intensive therapeutic support and mentoring, which builds self-awareness and emotional resilience.

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Our Values are to

by restoring empathy, self-belief and self-worth
by believing all people can grow
by enabling people to have an equal voice and building trust and aspiration
by enabling confidence, self-belief and ownership

Our Impact

230Programmes delivered
3603Participants supported
77Reduction in reoffending (%)
2443Professionals trained

Our Programmes

In Schools

'Face It' is Khulisa's behaviour change and personal development programme, designed for pupils in schools and Pupil Referral Units. The programme is specifically designed for young people who are at risk of offending or exclusion and for those at risk of becoming involved in gangs. The programme methodology is adapted from our Silence the Violence (STV) programme; it builds self-awareness and encourages pupils to reflect on the root causes and triggers of their disruptive or challenging behaviour. The programme equips young people with alternative ways to deal with their emotions. Each programme is tailored to the specific needs of the participants and all elements of the course are delivered by trained drama therapists.

In Prisons

Khulisa delivers a violence reduction programme in prisons and youth offending institutions across the UK. The programme (called 'Silence the Violence') supports prisoners to understand the root causes and triggers to their violent and disruptive behaviour. We believe that in order to bring about long-term positive behaviour change and to ensure successful rehabilitation and reintegration into the community, it is critical that prisoners are able to manage and understand their emotions and also develop healthy relationships with others; therefore developing emotional resilience, positive wellbeing and good mental health is central to this work.

In the Community

Khulisa supports ex-prisoners who are preparing to reintegrate into the community by providing mentoring support and workshops which develop emotional resilience and wellbeing. The Milestones Mentoring programme has been running for 12 years and has been received a prestigious Butler Trust Award. Young men referred to the project are matched with a trained volunteer mentor from their community 6 months prior to release from prison and the mentoring continues after their release for a period of at 6-12 months. Support, advice and guidance are the central pillars of the programme and we work with a variety of charity partners to ensure the support is tailored to the mentees’ individual needs.

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Khulisa's 'Face It' programme

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