Barry and his wife, Margaret Mizen, hit national headlines when immediately after the murder of their 16-year-old son Jimmy Mizen in London, they spoke of compassion rather than revenge. Since that day in May 2008 they have worked tirelessly with young people across the country sharing Jimmy’s story and delivering a school programme in south east London through their charity, For Jimmy. This work aims to help young people reach their full potential so they can lead in building the type of communities we all want to live in. Jimmy’s legacy is not one of vengeance or fear, but one of hope and peace. They will reflect on the importance of avoiding retribution and anger as key for maintaining resilience in our mental wealth in their session. You can read more about their work on www.forjimmy.org
Thursday 14th September Hope and Peace: Ingredients for Resilience
17:30-18:30 / 106
Jimmy Mizen was murdered in an unprovoked attack the day after his 16th birthday. Nine years on, having inspired the charity ‘For Jimmy’, his parents Margaret and Barry are sharing his story with others.