Saturday, 18 May 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Community Northern Beaches is hosting a FREE violence prevention and empowerment workshop with Mel Thomas from the KYUP! Project for local mothers and/or carers and girls, aged 10 - 17.

In this safe, fun, hands on workshop Mel will share personal safety tips and simple self defence techniques any girls can use, no matter her size or skill level.

Using relatable examples of real-life scenarios, such as public transport, public places and parties, girls and women learn to:

  • Replace fear with confidence
  • Trust their instincts and make smart choices
  • Use the power of their voice to defuse dangerous situations
  • Get away from a situation that doesn't feel right
  • Fight back when needed
  • Break the cycle of violence

As Australia comes together to try and address our current epidemic of domestic violence, Mel Thomas, the driving force behind the KYUP! Project is using her own experience to help empower young people to find their voice and learn about positive relationships. Mel Thomas is a writer, speaker, media commentator, mother of two girls and black belt with more than 15 years martial arts experience in Hapkido, the Korean art of self defence.

Spaces are limited, bookings essential at 0426 106 605 or



Contact Information

Community Northern Beaches
0426 106 605


PCYC Northern Beaches
40 Kingsway
Dee Why NSW 2099
Map of Mums and Daughters Self Protection Workshop

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