Respect Me

Respect Me

Beats and Brains is a Nottingham based sex and relationship education project aimed at 13 to 25-year-olds. The project began in 2008, when a group of young people began working with the City's Contraception and Sexual Health outreach team to create an album of songs that discuss sexual health and relationship issues.

Previous projects included teaming up with award winning, Nottingham based filmmaking company, Fourmost Films, and internationally acclaimed hip hop producer, Joe Buddha, to create their second production, ‘Trust Me'.

This year they have been working with Nottingham Domestic Violence Forum and Base 51 on a third production, 'Respect Me' which investigates teenage relationship abuse.

The project has gained support from established music artists such as JLS, Wretch 32, Sean Paul, Kano and Scorcher, and has been championed by Radio 1Xtra's MistaJam. They have also gained support from organisations such as Durex and MTV.

Beats and Brains offers a distinctly unique approach to delivering sex and relationship education. The ‘urban' feel of the project has proved popular with young people and has contributed to the success of the project messages reaching and resonating with our target audience. The young people that contribute directly to the project - either as actors, singers, rappers or behind the scenes - engage in intensive sex and relationship education workshops, which equip them with the knowledge and information they need to successfully educate their peers. They then combine this knowledge with their individual talents and creativity to translate this information in ways that are relevant to other young people.

To watch the film and listen to the soundtrack click here

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