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Black Lives Matter – webinar for young people aged 13-15

An opportunity for young people to learn, think and talk about issues linked to the Black Lives Matter protests and movement – including systemic racism, discrimination and privilege.

We’ll be looking at:

  • the different terminology used, how it’s used, and what it means to different people
  • Black history in the UK, and how this connects to current events

We’ll be thinking about:

  • the impact and use of social media
  • ideas on what people can do to support the movement and conversations

Run by experienced therapists who work with young people at Family Futures, the webinar will include watching videos and hearing information about the different topics.

Young people will have the opportunity to share their own experiences, if they feel safe and comfortable to do so, and how they have been impacted.

There will be spaces for smaller group discussions to share and hear one another’s stories.

There will be no expectation to talk, but we will work hard to make sure everyone feels safe and valued.

How will the webinar work?
The webinar will take place as a password protected Zoom session and there will be no recording. Participants will not be expected to be visible on screen. There will be two ten-minute breaks during the webinar.

Additional information

Delegate type

Organisation delegate, Self-funding delegate

Who should attend?

Young people (adopted, fostered, living with a special guardian or kinship carer)

This webinar is for young people aged 13-15.

Click here if you are booking for a young person aged 16-18


Stephen Mulley, Senior Practitioner, Dance Movement Psychotherapist

Stephen started his career as an Occupational Therapist, working in a variety of mental health settings in the NHS with adults, families, children and young people. As a Dance Movement Psychotherapist he continued to work in NHS mental health services, as well as the charity sector working with families. Outside of these roles he has worked on a voluntary basis for a number of charities supporting children and young people. At Family Futures he works with families as part of the treatment service, as well as the assessment service, carrying out in-depth assessments for families seeking support and therapy.

Alex Soteriades, Teacher and Trainee Art Psychotherapist

Alex runs the young people’s forum at Family Futures, a platform for young adopted people to discuss and share experiences and feelings pertaining to adoption. Alex started his career as a teacher, working in secondary schools across London. Outside of this, Alex co-founded a social enterprise that worked with homeless shelters in London and coordinated fundraising events for overseas orphanages. At Family Futures, Alex is a member of the therapy team and in his final year of training as an Art psychotherapist. Alex is involved in the assessment service, treatment service and i-Adopt.


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