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WE'RE BUILDING THE
EMPATHY GENERATION

Empathy Week is an annual festival of film, storytelling and events that develops the skill of empathy in students aged 5-18. Our next festival takes place from 10th - 14th March 2025.

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Empathy is the most essential skill to teach right now

It allows us to make sense of ourselves as well as those around us - whether we agree with them or not. Empathy is ultimately vital for success as it underpins the skills of great leadership, creativity and communication.

Empathy
is the skill to understand another and the ability to create space for someone to reveal their authentic self whilst reserving judgement.

The 2024 theme

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Themes included and covered:
Connecting across cultures
Our planet and climate
Homelessness
The refugee crisis
War & peace
Chasing your dreams
Empathy & Wellbeing

and more...

Using the power of film, resources, and events, we'll be bringing together stories from many different people and perspectives. This will spark meaningful conversations, questions and most importantly empathy across the week!

Please note - our programme is age-differentiated and will be labelled as such across resources and events.

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Building the #EmpathyGeneration since 2020

210K+

Students engaged with our programmes

50+

Countries reached across 6 continents

1.3M+

Student reach across schools

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Making the  intangible... tangible.

Over 5 years, we have helped hundreds of schools and thousands of students understand how to empathise and strengthen it as a useable daily skill.

The number one way to develop and improve empathy is by increasing the diversity and quantity of experiences you have - which is where we come in. 

Our week-long festival has curated events, resources and films to truly engage and inspire empathy. This is inclusion in real time!

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Empathy can be taught.
It can be learnt.

Our 2022 pilot study showed:
  • Students were more responsive to the feelings of others and displayed increased emotional empathy.

  • Students were able to demonstrate signs of increased self-compassion and heightened self-esteem.

  • Students were seen to display a greater desire to care for and connect with others.

 

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In partnership with

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"The best, most moving and impactful work I have ever experienced in the youth sector"


Colin Falconer, Chair of youth charity - WeBelong

Championed by trusted supporters

Beyond
Eric
Teach For All
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SSAT
Empathic Intervision
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Children & Young people's mental health coalition
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