The Be Heard! campaign
NINE RED Presents… (CIC) is working in partnership with Bedfordshire Police delivering the Be Heard! Campaign to help support victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence with a specific provision to target issues particular to the Caribbean community.
Debra Knight LL.B (Hons) from Nine Red Presents, which works with the grassroots community, said: “This work is so important because it is happening now. Twenty years ago, when we started the AVS project, we wanted to think about people’s individual needs and create something for us, by us, to support those on their journey of trauma recovery.
“Back when we started the project, our holistic approach to trauma recovery was not widely supported; however, our art therapy and art medicine approach is now used by many different people across the world. So it is important we are now working with Bedfordshire Police to share this approach and highlight different ways they can engage with those who need it.
“Be Heard is the next step in our journey as we work closely with Bedfordshire Police to bring together the collective efforts of people from diverse backgrounds. This is the moment to Be Heard.”