Creating safe spaces: The power of vulnerability

Central Coast, NSW youth worker, Toby heads to the barber chair. He shares the importance of giving boys and young men access to role models and a safe space where they can come together to open up at their own pace.

“It’s about giving them a safe space to share and the boys the freedom to go as deep or as shallow as they want. There is no pressure to share; everyone is very different.”

“It sounds cliché but a big part is role modelling that vulnerability is sharing challenges you’ve been through. Our biggest superpower is vulnerability. It drives trust, relationships, connection and understanding between people. We show boys it is ok to be vulnerable – it’s just about being honest in how you feel.”