act out / speak up
EdShift are a revolutionary drama based learning company that strives to advocate positive relationships, inspire gender equality and create limitless possibilities through drama.
At EdShift, we bring quality, drama-based violence prevention programmes and digital resources to children age 7-16.
In response to local and national need, we aim to prevent domestic abuse by providing relationship and sex education in schools.
Through innovative drama-based approaches, we empower young people to develop the skills and aspiration to achieve, healthy, equal, and fulfilling relationships.
Our programmes provide an appropriate means of processing events with children and adolescents for whom verbal methods alone may be insufficient.
We tap into their natural inclination toward play and utilise it to engage the participants as a means of safely exploring issues and difficult feelings.
EdShift’s workshops are facilitated in a safe space, encouraging participants to explore often suppressed feelings. Our drama practices accesses creativity and imagination because it is a safer, familiar method for young people to make sense of relationships and complex feelings.
Of mental health problems are established by age 14. 75% by age 24.
Of children and young people have a clinically diagnosable mental problem
Of adolescents may experience a mental health problem in any given year.
Of young people under 18 are at risk of poverty and social deprivation
Of 13-18 year old girls report experiencing physical abuse in their own intimate partner relationships
of children collated from referrals to the Domestic Abuse Hub had been exposed in some form to domestic violence.
The aims of EdShift are to carry out activities which benefit our community and to bring quality, structured drama-based learning programmes and digital resources to children and young people aged 7 -16
We are looking for 8 individuals to fill our board of Volunteer Directors with specific knowledge and expertise in the following areas: