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Social media guidance

We actively use social media to share news, updates, successes
and generally build awareness of the benefits of MVP.


If you would like to support us with your own social media activity either while your staff or students are receiving training, or following completion of the programme, we have put together the following tips, including some sample Tweets and Facebook posts that can be copied and pasted.

Please include a link to this website where possible, so your followers can find out more information. Tag us:

Twitter @MYARAISETeam

You’re welcome to use the MVP logo when sharing news about your programme, we simply ask you to follow the brand guidelines.

Download the MVP logo
Download the MVP brand guidelines


Tweet suggestions (please see list of #s below).  You can mix and match and adapt tweets to suit your usual tone, these are just some useful examples:

  • Staff learning about the #EducationMVP programme today. Thanks @MYARAISETeam
  • Our Year xx students enjoyed a great session today with @MYARAISETeam learning about the bystander approach and gender-based violence. #EducationMVP
  • Learning about ways to increase the safety and inclusion of Merseyside’s young people #EducationMVP.
  • Exploring how to promote positive relationships among young people #EducationMVP
  • Creating positive learning environments #EducationMVP
  • Learning how to challenge opinions and perceptions #EducationMVP
  • Promoting mental health and building resilience #EdcuationMVP

The funder, Merseyside Violence Reduction Partnership @MerseysideVRP can also be tagged, wherever appropriate.


Facebook post suggestions. You can mix and match and adapt tweets to suit your usual tone, these are just some useful examples:

  • MVP is a programme peer mentoring programme is an early intervention and prevention programme which offers an education based preventative model to address some of the attitudes, values and beliefs that underpin gender-based violence and violence in general.
  • MVP uses a bystander approach to explore gender-based violence and bullying behaviour. It’s not about trying to create bouncers, nor experts in violence prevention, but to provide a peer education model that can be sustained within the school setting and wider learning community.
  • MVP focused on young people developing healthy relationships that will support their learning within a safe and nurturing environment.

MVP is underpinned by five core components:

  1. Exploring violence through a gendered lens
  2. Developing leadership
  3. Using a bystander approach
  4. Recognising the scope of violent behaviour
  5. Challenging victim blaming

Please tag Merseyside Violence Reduction Partnership where possible.

Some facts to include

  • Increase in crime across Merseyside (695 more offences in 2019)
  • 8.1% increase in violence in 2019 on Merseyside (3556 offences) with 387 offences involving injury
  • Operation Target in 2019 retrieved over 1100 knives and weapons
  • 51% rise in under 18s suffering assaults with a sharp object in the last four years (NHS)
  • 2.4% rise in sexual offences reported in Merseyside in 2019
  • In 2019, 290 young people under 25 were offenders of serious violence The most common offence was Sec.18 Wounding (44%) followed by robbery of personal property (28%). The vast majority were male (90%)
  • 1 in 6 children have some form of diagnosable mental distress

Hashtags to use

  • #VRU

  • #YouthEngagement