Delving Deeper is a series of seven therapeutic creative workshops that enable people to explore their own feelings, emotions, vulnerabilities and grievances as well as acknowledging some of the contributing factors to their own belief systems. Odd Arts will share new concepts for young people to reflect on, and empower them to develop their own performance or creative response exploring these.
Odd Arts is an alumni of the US Embassy Exchange on Countering Violent Extremism, and continues to deliver Embassy commissioned work. We were commissioned to present live at EU Parliament’s International conference on preventing extremism and have been contributors for RAN presentations (Radicalisation Awareness Network) as well as many more local and national networks. We have vast experience in wider issues relating more broadly to risk of radicalisation, including: Additional Needs; Domestic/partner abuse; Sexual assault & consent; Knife crime; Exploitation & Mental Health.
All our radicalisation prevention offers have two or three delivery models to ensure they are safe, accessible and appropriate for people within more complex settings such as PRUs, SEN schools, criminal justice or mental health settings, or for people with lived experience of trauma or increased vulnerability.
Increase understanding of the factors that make someone vulnerable to radicalisation
Increase protective measures to reduce vulnerabilities and risk of radicalisation
Increase critical thinking and awareness of our own belief systems
Increase personal emotional awareness and non violent skills to deal with these
Role play and performance
Creative methods: Choice of creative writing; art; theatre (dependent on learner needs)
Mini showcase to peers and staff
Restorative and non-violent communication approaches
Information of where to get support
Debate and team-work
Identity (challenges, nuances & belonging)
Online safety and communications (including algorithms, social media, echo-chambers & mis/disinformation)
Discrimination (racism, LGBTQ+, mysoginy, faith or culture based) Adult influencers including exploitation
Dealing with challenging emotions
Belief systems including those which become hateful and harmful to others
Systemic & personal barriers and grievances that can contribute to risk of radicalisation
Trauma and adversity leading to hate towards others
Please note that the needs, lived experience and interests of young people will contribute to the themes they explore in more detail. It will be young-person led.
Ideally class size or smaller (10-30)
Target groups would ideally be young people and communities facing increased vulnerability, disadvantage, discrimination or mental health challenges
Each workshop approximately 2 hours long; 7 sessions in total (including mini showcase of learning & creative work)
Usually £2,450 per project.
“Your ability to work with the young people, engage them and challenge them in a constructive manner was great, a real skill!”
“I am sure these young people will never forget this fun, creative learning and will take the messages they have learnt with them throughout their lives.”
Become A Participant
You can self-refer to some of our ongoing community projects and sessions.
We deliver FREE workshops at our base in Moss Side Powerhouse. We welcome and support young carers, and participants with additional needs.