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Media Skills Training

At Our Version Media, rather than doing the work for you, we give you the skills and knowledge to do things for yourself. We empower you to tell and share your stories today, tomorrow and long after our time with you ends. So, you can learn everything from how to write authentic and compelling stories, to how to use your mobile phone to showcase your social impact, and we… well, we’ll sit back and watch your coverage – and confidence – grow as you put more and more content out into the world.

We welcome working with organisations who buy our media skills training for their staff, service users and communities. Such partnerships means that more people can benefit from our services and have included organisations such as Southampton City Council, West Itchen Community Trust, Action Hampshire and UnLtd.

Diversity & Inclusion Facilitation

Our diversity and inclusion facilitation works to ensure that the city’s black communities are represented in the city’s services. We work with organisations who want to increase or extend their services, engagement and relationships with the city’s black British, African and Caribbean communities. Clients have included Solent NHS Trust with our work tackling COVID-19 vaccination misinformation within Hampshire’s black communities; we helped the Southampton-based outdoor adventure organisation Go Tread UK to recruit six people from black and ethnic communities as expedition leaders, in its bid to increase the diversity of the outdoor industry; and Mayflower Theatre to increase the diversity of its audiences.

Clients & Partnerships

SVS partnered with Southampton City Council and Our Version Media to develop and promote Giving Thanks videos and skill development through a small grants programme. Veronica, as ever, was clear and focused in delivery of her element of the work and kept other partners fully informed on progress to the successful conclusion of the project.” – Jo Ash, CEO, Southampton Voluntary Services (SVS)