What We Do

The Foundation works nationally to support those affected by terrorism and conflict. With over 20 years of experience, we believe that addressing the causes of violence before, during and after conflict situations is the most effective way possible to promote peace. Our projects and programmes work within three main areas; prevention, resolution and response. 



Bearing in mind that prevention is often better than the cure, we support young people to turn away from violence. Through our Think project, we work with young people to reduce their susceptibility to extremism, helping them to develop the skills needed to consider carefully the consequences of their actions. We also look towards the important role of women in preventing violent conflict, working with them to explain how they can positively influence others to prevent violent extremism.



In local communities throughout the United Kingdom and beyond, immigration and economic strains are being increasingly connected, leading to polarisation and potentially violent conflict. We envisage a society where differences are embraced, not feared. In this way, we provide neutral platforms for safe and productive dialogue. We therefore tackle head on some ‘difficult conversations’, using the ideas proposed by participants in our projects to promote a ‘counter-narrative’ of peace, inclusion and equality.



Throughout our history, we have found that the lasting impact of violent conflict on individuals and groups had not previously been properly addressed. We aim to help all those affected, from veterans to those drawn into conflict, with the added hope that they may in turn become advocates of promoting peace as well. By delivering programmes for families and individuals affected by violent conflict, we hope to break the cycle of violence through providing the assistance that they want or need to ‘cope and recover’.


How we work

The Foundation’s programmes encompass six broad areas of work. Using practice based research and conflict transformation theory, the Foundation equips people with skills to use their experiences positively and to effect change for themselves and their communities. Find out more about how we work

Our Projects

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The Survivors’ Assistance Network (SAN) is a self-help network for those affected by terrorism and war. It brings people [...]


Initially designed to help train teachers to fulfil obligations to prevent young people from [...]


The Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace facilitates dialogue within and between communities.  [...]

Extreme Dialogue

We are proud to announce the launch of a campaign in Canada called Extreme Dialogue; that aims to get young [...]

My Former Life

My Former Life is a multimedia educational resource that is aimed at people aged [...]

Think Logo updated

THINK is a bespoke programme aimed at young people, aged 14–19. It equips them to THINK [...]

Women for Peace Oldham

The Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation For Peace believes that mothers and sisters are often unaware of the powerful roles [...]

Who We Help

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Mike Haines and the Survivors Assistance Network (SAN)

My name is Mike Haines, I am the brother to the Humanitarian worker David Haines. My brother was murdered [...]


Foundation offers support to London 7/7 Survivor Karl Williams

Earlier this week, the city of London came together to commemorate the tenth anniversary since the London 7 July bombings. [...]

IWD 2015

Four women on the Women Building Peace Project share their stories with the BBC

Source:  BBC Radio Lancashire Broadcast 23rd June 2015 11:00 – see below for exact timings As the Women Building [...]


Ghaida writes about her experience with the Foundation

Ghaida is a young woman of 18.  She arrived in England less than two years ago, seeking asylum with [...]