In Schools

Face It is a behavioural change and personal development programme for young people, delivered in schools and Pupil Referral Units.

Face It is a programme 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, and equips them 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 highly skilled and trained drama therapists.

As an experiential learning programme, the course draws upon on a range of creative learning techniques such as art and drama therapy, storytelling and mask-making.  The programme is made up of 10 core modules, usually delivered over a total of 30 hours and over 5 consecutive days.  During the course of the programme, the young people will be guided through an intensive process of self-reflection. Following the programme, participants will typically demonstrate improved behaviour, increased self-awareness and improved levels of personal wellbeing and self-motivation.

"Khulisa's Face It programme has been a great success...the use of role play is very engaging and the post programme support is invaluable. We are looking forward to running more programmes in the future at Rokeby School."

The ultimate ambition of the Face It programme is to support young people to develop better relationships with themselves and with those around them.  We hope this will enable them to successfully and sustainably re-enter mainstream school or access further education or employment.  Throughout the programme we focus on increasing emotional literacy and emotional resilience, increasing young people’s consequential thinking and empathy for others.

Core Programme Modules:

  1. Levels of Violence (verbal, emotional, physical);
  2. Theory and Cycle of Violence (how victims can become perpetrators);
  3. Reflection & Belief Systems;
  4. Risk Factors and Triggers to Aggressive Behaviour;
  5. Personal Values and Responsibility;
  6. Relationships & Life Purpose;
  7. Introduction to Restorative Justice & Victim Impact;
  8. Coping Skills & Motivation to Change.

For more information on our programmes, please contact Lisa Rowles (

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