Workshops for Schools

General Assembly Presentation

What happened to Hollie was unthinkable. Nick Gazzard is determined to help educate young people as to the dangers of unhealthy relationships and what this can lead to using Hollie’s tragedy as a way of getting the message across. He explains in detail what happened to Hollie, how he turned this awful tragedy into something positive with the creation of the Hollie Gazzard Trust as Hollie’s legacy.

Nick will outline what programmes the Trust delivers to help individuals understand and identify with domestic abuse and stalking. He will talk about safeguarding and the use of the Hollie Guard App. He will also hold a Q&A session and will answer any question about what happened to Hollie, how this has affected him as a father and the family, along with the topics of domestic abuse and stalking. He wants to ensure that young people get the chance to ask the questions that they want to know the answers to.

Stalking Workshop

A 90-120-minute workshop that covers all the elements of Stalking.

There is no official definition of stalking, however, it is generally accepted to be ‘a pattern of repeated and persistent unwanted behaviour that is intrusive and engenders fear’. It involves one individual becoming fixated or obsessed with another where the attention is unwanted. Even if there is no threat, this is stalking and it is a crime.

In this workshop, we will look at stalking definition, legislation and why it is an issue. The types of stalking behaviours, the reasons for stalking and the impact on the victim. Responding to stalking and what action can be taken to help prevent it happening. What to do if you know of someone who is being stalked. We cover the six golden rules, cyberstalking and what support is available. We deliver this through exercises and videos using case examples.

Health Relationship Workshop

A 60-90-minute workshop that covers all elements of healthy relationships.

Many people, especially in younger age groups, do not understand what a healthy relationship is. Often, those in abusive relationships have simply accepted that the issues they face on a day-to-day basis are normal. However, there is evidence to suggest that with guidance, education and raising awareness of unacceptable behaviours by perpetrators, it is possible to change attitudes and help ensure that more people can escape abusive relationships

This workshop explores healthy relations including exercises on spotting the signs of an unhealthy relationship and what to look out for, the warning signs.  Identifying the Key Risk Indicators is key to early intervention. We also cover how to converse with those suffering and what action can be taken. Finally, we look at Clare’s Law and Hollie Guard.

Coercive Control Workshop

A 60-90-minute workshop that covers all the elements of Coercive Control.

Coercive Control includes both coercive behaviour and controlling behaviour. It is a form of domestic abuse designed by one individual to abuse and control another. Coercive behaviour is an act or a pattern of acts of assault, threats, humiliation and intimidation or other abuse that is used to harm, punish, or frighten a victim.

In this workshop, we look at changes to the Serious Crime Act making it an offence; the types of coercive control including definitions. We explore in detail abuser behaviour and the range of abuser tactics through several exercises.

We look how to identify when this is happening, the importance of early intervention and what action can be taken.

Hollie Guard Workshop

A 60 minute workshop on the use of Hollie Guard detailing how you to set up emergency contacts and the flexible options for work and leisure. The various alert profiles and how they differ. It will demonstrate the main functionality and how these work to help safeguard you including:

The Journey Feature that can help you travel safely. Whenever you use this feature, your emergency contacts are informed about where you’re going so they can check on you in case you’re in trouble.

The Meeting Alarm feature can help you in situations with a risk factor, for example when meeting an estranged partner, going on a blind date or working alone. This feature works in lock screen mode, ideal as a tool for lone workers and for discretion in a handbag or pocket.

The Man Down feature. This allows users performing dangerous tasks to activate an immediate alert as soon as the user becomes motionless.