Chantal Hughes is the Chief Executive of Hampton Trust who deliver frontline services tackling root causes of domestic abuse with specialist early intervention and rehabilitative programmes for adult offenders and young people in a range of settings. In this guest blog she shares her experience of working with a production company to contribute to the documentary Ian Wright:Home Truths, giving her advice to other charities.
Sounddelivery Media is a new charity
We believe in a confident social sector able to develop and amplify lived experience stories and expertise to address social inequalities.
We want to see people in positions to use their lived experience of social injustice so they can influence change on that issue.
We work towards greater representation and diversity of the voices we hear in the media and beyond.
Our Spokesperson Network
Our programme creates a network of media savvy spokespeople, who have direct experience of social injustices. Developed collaboratively with a network of leaders with lived experience, it aims to diversify the voices we hear in the media and make it more representative of the society we live in. Through training, media mentoring, peer support and speaking opportunities, we tackle the barriers that prevent these experts from engaging with journalists who have the power to influence coverage and ultimately drive change.
What people have said about us
"Being the Story is an amazing platform for those who are working for social change. Not only did it give us a platform, the team behind it pushed our story into the mainstream media where it has been given a lot of attention, enabling us to gain funding to support the countless young people in our communities faced with issues of knife crime."Simeon Moore, DatsTV
From our blog
We’re proud to announce that applications are now open to recruit a new cohort of leaders to take part in sounddelivery’s Spokesperson Network Programme and I’d love you to share it with your networks or if you see yourself in the applicant profile – apply!
Today is Youth Mental Health Day #YMHD, a day to encourage understanding and discussion of mental health in young people, and to talk about how to improve mental health. Beth Thomas is the Mentoring Scheme Co-Ordinator and Safeguarding Director at Our Place Support CIC, and in this guest blog she shares her own experiences and how mentoring can make a difference to youth mental health.
Debs Teale is an advocate of creativity in health following her own remarkable journey. Having been in the mental health system for most of her life and heavily dependent on medication it took an art class to totally transform her life. In this guest blog she writes on why she has a passion to promote everyone having a voice and a choice in their own care.
In May we launched our new spokesperson programme for grassroots leaders with lived experience of social injustice and social inequality. The programme sets out to build their skills, confidence, networks and platforms to enable them to become more media confident and public spokespeople offering their expertise and insight to the big issues facing us today. For the first time and with a lot of thought and planning we were able to hold an in-person residential, bringing our new cohort of 14 together for three days of masterclasses, reflection time, peer learning and fun at Cumberland Lodge. In this guest blog Debs from our network shared her reflections on the residential.