ARTWORK is raising awareness of unhealthy relationships.

Cumbria Police, working with the NSPCC and Cumbria Safeguarding Children Partnership, have launched artwork set to make people ‘look’ for the signs of an unhealthy relationship.

The artwork, which is youth focused, has been launched to support the It’s Not OK campaign, and the Constabulary’s Child Centred Policing team’s May, social media campaign. The force’s CCPT have been working with a local artist to create the artwork, with support from young people and the ‘It’s Not Ok campaign partners.

The scene is based on the NSPCC’s guide to a healthy relationship, which can be found on its website. The artwork invites viewers to ‘look’ at a picture depicting positive relationships, then look again and see the negative effects unhealthy relationships can have on a young person.

Holly Murphy of Cumbria Safeguarding Children Partnership said: “Understanding healthy and unhealthy relationship dynamics is important, especially when they involve young people."