How we help

We work with people from all backgrounds and situations to handle conflict, deal with violence and build good relationships.

"If there is such a thing as a miraculous change, then I can truthfully say that it was through AVP that I began to grow from a person filled with hate, anger and despair into a person who believes that he too is responsible for the protection, enrichment and preservation of humanity."

In an AVP workshop you and the other participants will explore the conflicts and relationships within your own lives. The workshop will help you to understand and believe in yourself, communicate with others better, learn new skills to use in difficult situations, understand why conflict happens and re-connect with what matters most to you.

About 1 in 50 people in Britain is the victim of a violent assault each year, which is approximately twice the average for the industrialised world. Besides violent assaults, threatening behaviour described as ‘really frightening’ affects 1 in 25 people in Britain each year.

Despite this, there are few organisations in Britain supporting adults to deal with conflict and reduce the violence in their lives. Where there are courses they are often very expensive. AVP works with a wide spectrum of people; our emphasis is on working with individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have a history of using or suffering from violence. We charge a small fee but no-one is turned away if they can't pay.