September 2020 - date

A performing arts project for young people exploring exploitation and abuse within relationships, particularly during Covid-19.

Image from North East Culture Awards 2022.

Louder is a young people’s peer education arts project delivered by Helix Arts in partnership with Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland.

What is Louder?

Louder is a  creative peer education programme where young people engaged in conversations surrounding sexual assault and domestic abuse. Collaborating with young people in North Tyneside from Phoenix Detached Youth Project and YMCA North Shields to create a suite of films and resources to share with other young people.

The aim of  the resources which they created is to challenge assumptions around sexual and domestic violence for young people aged 14 – 18 through facilitated workshops using the film and engagement activities. 


Through Louder we have:

  • Provided young people a chance to co-produce their own films & scripts
  • Worked with 13 young people
  • Produced 5 films
  • Created an engagement pack to support facilitation

We are proud to announce the project has also won a North East Culture Award for Special Award for Young Achievement at the 2022 awards.

Louder Films

Louder comprises five individual films and an engagement pack which are free to access on request.

Do you want to access Louder Resources?

Get in touch with us if you would like to discuss how you could use the Louder pack in your setting.

Films, resources and CPD are available on request at info@helixarts.com.

You will be asked to sign a release for use form. Safety and safeguarding around its release is paramount.

Thanks to our Project Partners and funders.

This project is delivered in partnership with Rape Crisis and supported by Children North East. We would like to thank the Ragdoll Foundation for their support and funding of this project.