Preparations are at an advanced stage for the annual Sadi Awaz Suno (Listen to our Voices) conference will take place on Thursday 20th September at the Woodville in Gravesend. The conference will look at important issues including mental health, alcohol and substance abuse and the support available locally to those suffering from domestic abuse.

The conference is organised by Kent Equality Cohesion Council and Rethink Mental Illness Sahayak Services with the support of the Gravesham Borough Council led Altogether Safer Project.

Guest speakers at the event include the Deputy Chief Constable of Kent Police Tony Blaker and Bhupinder Kullar from the Shanti Project who will talk about his battle with alcoholism and subsequent recovery.

Gurvinder Sandher the CEO of the Kent Equality Cohesion Council commented “We are very grateful that working with our partners, we have again been able to deliver this important community event. In such a fast changing world it is vital that local community groups especially those who may be more vulnerable are aware of the help and support available to them. I also passionately believe that we should be having more open discussions about issues such as alcoholism and mental health within our local diverse communities and the Sadi Awaz Suno Women’s Conference is the ideal platform for this to take place.”

Sadi Awaaz Suno 2018