I Am Greater Campaign to Reduce the Effects of Violence in Greater Manchester

Date: June 7, 2022
Categories: 11-15 | 16-18 | 19-24 | 24+ | Bolton | Bury | Featured | Manchester | Oldham | Rochdale | Salford | Stockport | Tameside | Trafford | Wigan

“Violence isn’t me… I am greater” is a new campaign to reduce the effects of violence on 10–17 year-olds in GM.

The anti-violence campaign was created by young people from ten youth clubs across Greater Manchester. They were asked to think about what’s important to them in life – their values and aspirations.

The campaign shows why young people are greater than violence with the key message “violence isn’t me… I am greater”. Young people have shared their stories in a series of powerful videos, including individuals who have personally experienced the impact of serious violence.

Violence comes in many forms. From carrying or using a knife to bullying, physical fighting or online abuse – all forms of violence can have devastating consequences.

Spend some time watching the campaign videos and explore activities to do in your local area to help you achieve your future.

Watch Alfie’s story to find out why he’s choosing to say “violence isn’t me… I am greater… I am a YouTuber”.

Watch Kadija’s story to find out why she’s choosing to say “violence isn’t me… I am greater… I am an aspiring midwife”.