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Posts by Lisa Davis

The challenge of changing gender norms

Here at Changing Relations, we’ve spent a lot of the past 3 months of the Covid19 pandemic talking about domestic abuse. It was clear from the get-go that the lockdown measures would be like holding a magnifying glass over an abusive relationship. Less apparent from the start of this unfamiliar situation, in which, suddenly, many…

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How Do Gender Norms Impact on Men’s Mental Health? Guest Blog Post.

For International Men’s Day, Durham University PHD student Michael Priestley, shares his experiences of how gender norms can impact on men’s mental health help-seeking behaviours, experiences, and literacy. In thinking about how gender norms impact on men’s mental health, it is important to acknowledge that men, like women, are a diverse group and that multiple…

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Why do men's voices need to be heard?

Some people may be wondering why men’s voices need to be heard when there’s still such a long way to go in terms of equality between men and women. Unfortunately, the facts show that men’s mental health is in crisis and men in the North East are three times more likely to take their own…

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Recruiting freelance trainers!

Arts education & training company Changing Relations C.I.C. is growing! We are building a team of freelance trainers who can deliver our bespoke professional training, initially focusing on domestic abuse, but in time, encompassing additional themes under our overarching focus of gender equality, gender norms and healthy relationships. Our training package will be delivered to a range of professionals…

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Director's Blog: Changing how we talk about Domestic Violence

We’re so pleased to see The Pool supporting the fantastically important We Level Up campaign calling for responsible, respectful reporting of Domestic Homicide. We’ve long been infuriated by the implications of disbelief when the media focus on how many people thought a Domestic Abuse perpetrator was wonderful. Our film – Make Do and Mend– features the…

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Take a seat on Management Board of growing arts education company!

Changing Relations C.I.C. is an arts-based education & training company that provokes thinking around gender norms, gender equality & healthy relationships, using the arts & creative methods as the foundation of the educational & training resources we produce. We’re looking to expand our Board to support us extend our social impact & achieve financial sustainability.…

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New Year: 1st Management Board meeting!

Delighted to say that our first Management Board meeting took place yesterday, in the shape of an Away Day facilitated by Durham Community Action’s Carl Marshall, kindly hosted by Gentoo, thanks to Kelly Henderson. It was a pleasure to welcome on board – and begin getting to know such a positive and supportive bunch of…

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Contributing to PGCE Diversity Conference

Great to be back up in Newcastle University in the School Education, Communication and Language Sciences where Managing Director, Lisa, trained to be a teacher many moons ago. Today and tomorrow, we’re proud to have been invited to contribute a workshop to a conference for PGCE students on Diversity, Inclusion and Pupil Well-being. Our workshop…

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Welcoming our new Management Board!

We’re absolutely delighted to be able to announce that we have successfully recruited a brand new Management Board to support us in taking Changing Relations forward to the best of our ability in accordance with our aims and ethos as a company. We’ll be kick-starting the New Year with a full team Away Day for…

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