Checking Behaviours – Domestic Abuse & Unhealthy Relationships

"Explores coercive control, abusive relationships and the triggers and warning signs through participant engagement."

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‘Checking Behaviours’ is an interactive forum theatre performance and workshop using professional actors and specialist facilitators to explore key issues around unhealthy relationships and relationship abuse.


Understand what abuse is and the difference between abusive and non-abusive relationships

Explore what a healthy relationship looks like

Recognise the signs of abuse

Understand the impact of abuse on individuals

Provide information of how and where to get help

This particular performance focuses on types of abuse, the dynamics of power and control, including coercive control, and how to seek support safely.

The workshop involves interactive debate and discussion exercises and engagement with the actors in performance in order to search for solutions.

There is a post-performance discussion to explore triggers, warning signs and vulnerabilities, safety planning and signposting to available support services.

Quotes from Workshops


The workshop is 60 to 90 minutes long and can be repeated up to 5 times per day

This workshop is suitable for year 8’s upward

This workshop can be delivered as part of a longer-term project responding to the themes in the performance


Costs depend on:

Additional / specific requirements of partner

Location/travel/accommodation needs

Evaluation depth / requirements

Number of preparatory meetings required

Requests for additional staff

Usually between £450 and £560 per half day. £560 and £950 per full day (including facilitator and team of actors and multiple performances per day)

Become A Participant

You can self-refer to some of our ongoing community sessions.

We deliver FREE WEEKLY workshops at Moss Side Powerhouse in partnership with Manchester Young Lives.

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