We are excited to announce the start of a new project, working in collaboration with Nordoff Robbins, which brings music therapy sessions to victims of human trafficking and modern slavery.

In August, we received funding from The Brook Trust Fund, through The Kent Community Foundation, to deliver the ‘Making Music’ project over nine months.

We are thrilled to be working in collaboration with Nordoff Robbins, a music therapy specialist with years of experience of working with at-risk individuals and communities throughout the UK. Victims of trafficking and modern slavery experience extreme trauma and often have complex mental health issues. The weekly sessions will support our clients in their recovery and journey towards safe, fulfilling and meaningful lives.

Last month, the first of many music therapy sessions was attended by our clients. The use of creativity to express difficult emotions and transcend language barriers will have a hugely beneficial impact on the recovery from their traumatic experience.

Sam Lake, Victims of Slavery Support Services Team Leader, said: “Our partnership with Nordoff Robbins is proving to be an excellent example of how alternative therapies can be used to assist clients in their recovery, with several sessions having already taken place. It is evident that the opportunity to use the sessions not only as a means of expression but also as a way of reconnecting with cultural identities is having a beneficial impact on our clients’ physical and mental well-being. We look forward to continuing our work with Nordoff Robbins over the coming months.”