A Podcast to Open
a Friend's Eyes
Opening a friend's eyes
is not always easy. We want to make it easier by creating a podcast of young people in a conversation on how to open a friend's eyes.
Our tagline will be 'You think it, we say it.
Through this medium, young people will be able to explore scenarios that they relate to, and understand how to talk to their friend in a way that helps their friend see what they see.
Going Social with Red and Green Flags
We'd like to provide more information and support for young people so they can help their friends. We plan on doing this through a social media campaign focusing on the red and green flags in a relationship, as well as how to establish boundaries within a relationship.
Through this campaign, we want to prevent young people from feeling alone and helpless in this situation, and reassure them that help is available for them. Another important aspect of relationships which we would like to educate young people about is red flags, so that they can help their friends avoid being entangled in an unwanted situation in the first place.
We plan to do this all over social media with information and resources as well. As talk from experts like psychologists or scientists who study relationships and young people. Possible things this campaign could include on Instagram posts, a resource of red and green flags, or sharing real stories. In the Instagram post with different scenarios, we would encourage people to interact with the posts and point out what might be wrong in this situation, and then have a picture stating what the red flags are. In the resource of the red and green flags, we would include things that aren't okay and things that are okay; So young people are more aware of boundaries within the relationships.
Finally, in the stories of young people, we would include the experiences encountering either red or green flags. Then share these so young people can relate with the content and see their own friend's relationships reflected in this to understand if their relationship is healthy.
What's Up With
You may have friends that are behaving differently but you can't work out why. It can be daunting, and you can feel powerless.
We'd create relatable social content that would be distributed across online spaces where young people spend their time and it would show them why their friends are acting in certain ways.
Most importantly, it would also sign-post them to advice to help their friends.
We would like to create change and raise awareness through a programme that would help friends help friends and crucially, it would sit within existing programmes.
This training programme will be delivered by a YPF partner alongside the young person, teacher, or professional in order to deliver informative sessions across schools, universities, organisations, and workplaces. For these informative sessions, we want to educate young people on where they can go for support to support their friends, what support is available to them, how they can recognise red flags and controlling behaviours, how they can establish boundaries, what are the statistics on relationships and real life experiences from victims.
All of this will show them how they can help a friend who is in a toxic relationship and how they can lead to create spaces for support for other young people. At the end of each training programme, we would like to create an informal support space for the young people involved in each session, we think is quite important to keep the programme flexible, so the support process and options can be tailored to each school, university, organisation or workplace.
We also think is important to use acronyms session to help young people remember how to support others, perhaps is the slogan for the session or on the leaflet handed to new participants or sent digitally. If the training was ever in person. Perhaps the leaflets could have a QR code, which directs them to the YPF website or link on the digital resource packs.
A Red Flag Tik Tok Series
We want to create a TikTok series to help young people see what red flags look like in their friends' relationships.
These short videos would show them what to look out for, why they happen, when to step in, and what to do.
Of course, by doing this on TikTok, we can make it entertaining so that young people will pay attention and start to recognise how what they're watching actually relates to their friends.