HOW IT BEGAN
Debra Knight, CEO of NINE RED Presents… (CIC) (NRP) started a social enterprise in 2001, following being a victim of domestic violence and rape. Debra, suffering severe social phobia, depression and anxiety was unable to work outside of the house; used spoken word, dance and digital art to work through the issues that she was left with.
As her performances and art gained popularity, Debra was approached by others who wished for her help in using art to cope and heal. This is how the philosophy behind NRP was conceived. Looking back, Debra has stated that Nine Red began with a simple statement; hearing the abuse Debra had endured she was asked, “What do you do after something like that happens?” She smiled, laughed and said “Get a job in a casino!” It was there that NRP was born in August 2003.
FROM VICTIM TO QUEEN'S AWARD WINNER
QUEEN'S AWARD FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICE (QAVS)
Queen’s Award winning, volunteer led, NRP is a non-profit organisation that, responds to the needs of our local community to bring about social change and have a positive social impact on the lives of socially disadvantaged groups; particularly, individuals effected by domestic/sexual abuse, mild to moderate mental health conditions and invisible disabilities.
COMBINING ARTS AND PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL THERAPY
Achieved by running community projects providing skill attainment, education, artistic pursuits and counselling. We run 6 such projects centred on our organisations ethos "That each individual in society, irrespective of race, ethnic origin, gender, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, creed, disability, age, religion or political belief has the right to be and to achieve all they want in their lives.
THE AVS PROJECT - COUNSELLING & SUPPORT SERVICE
We are seeking funding for our A.V.S. The Abuse Victim Support Project, for men & women aged 13+ who are dealing with domestic violence, sexual abuse, rape or historical abuse.
The A.V.S Project is designed and ran by survivors of Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence, Historical Abuse and Rape and provides a holistic package of emotional and practical support. Providing immediate and free one to one counselling for individuals, in safe and secure surroundings.
What distinguishes the AVS project from other services, is the approach we take to counselling. The many tiered approach that we take with our clients is a result of feedback from clients who stated that the traditional approach has not always been successful.
OUR UNIQUE APPROACH
Our approach which has 1 to 1 sessions, groups sessions, arts therapy sessions and service user forums; allows our clients to create their own method of support.
Our 10 step programme involves core issues identified by our clients:
• Overcoming Core Issue - Betrayal
• Overcoming Core Issue - Anger
• Overcoming Core Issue - Powerless
• Overcoming Core Issue - Shame
• Overcoming Core Issue - Letting Go
• Overcoming - Anxiety
• Overcoming - Social Phobia
• Overcoming - Trauma
• Overcoming - Abuse
• Overcoming – Depression
WHAT WE NEED THE FUNDING FOR
This funding will enable us to continue to provide: Face to face counselling in a comfortable environment, Regular weekly sessions for as long as needed, Counselling visits in a location chosen by our client, A fast, free and confidential service, Specifically trained counsellors, A client focuses service, Art therapy and Well-being services, Community awareness of the damage that domestic violence, sexual abuse and rape can cause to a person and their families.
Our Art and Wellbeing Service uses art and music to heal by changing a person’s physiology and attitude. The body’s physiology changes from one of stress to one of deep relaxation, from one of fear to one of creativity and inspiration.
We have helped 1000s of individuals to achieve a brighter, safer future. With this funding we can help 1000s more by providing: 333 hours of 1 to 1 counselling or therapy sessions, or 44 expressive art therapy group sessions, or 200 hours of 1 to 1 complementary therapy sessions (Aromatherapy, Colour therapy, Crystal therapy, Guided Mediation, No Hands Massage).
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