Creative Recovery partners and collaborators

bbc radio devon

The project’s main partner organisation who has acted as the main recruiter for participants is the British Red Cross, Plymouth Branch. The Displacement Studies Research Network (DSRN) played a significant part in creating connections with the project’s main partner (BRC) and other partners such as Plymouth and Devon Racial Equality Council who have emerged as a result of previous collaborative work and partnerships with members of the DSRN.

Since its inception the project attracted media attention. Dr Sana Murrani was invited in September 2018 for an interview at BBC Radio Devon to speak about the project saying: “I know what it means to lose a home and I know what it means for the media to represent my home. for once, participants in the project will be able to tell that story of loss of home and heritage the way they wish for it to be heard and seen, not through the lens of foreign media but rather through their own memories, photographs and culture”.

Interest in the project grew among colleagues at the University of Plymouth from Health, Wellbeing and Psychology backgrounds from Dr Helen Lloyd and Debra Westlake who both have an extensive career working with refugee health and wellbeing projects. More recently, photojournalist Carey Marks, who has a powerful portfolio of work developed around Global Challenges, has also taken up an interest in the project and has been documenting the workshops through photographs and group chats with the participants.

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