Postcode Parents are a support group for parents bereaved or traumatised as a result of serious youth violence, gun and knife crime, they also welcome parents who have concerns about their children’s behaviour and the ever-changing youth culture.
We focus on the specific needs of victims in the aftermath of losing someone to violent crime and provide ongoing practical support, emotional support, advocacy and a range of therapies to users not only to enable them with everyday coping mechanisms but also give them a voice to advocate against and raise awareness of knife crime, gun crime and serious youth violence and their impacts.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions the support group meetings are held weekly via Zoom. For more information please select this link to see our dedicated COVID-19 Support Service page.
Postcode Parents interview published in The Community Psychologist.
The Charlie Burns Foundations Project Director, Allison Vitalis was interviewed by Tehseen Noorani from University of Durham about Postcode Parents. The interview was published in The Society for Community Research and Action's quarterly online publication, 'The Community Psychologist'. You can read the interview here.