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  • Writer's pictureKenneth Gibson MSP

HUSH: Breaking the Silence


Yesterday I met with Alice Nottage of Victim Support Scotland at Holyrood to discuss ‘HUSH: Breaking The Silence’ a creative, lived experience project which gives a voice to families affected by murder in Scotland.


HUSH highlights the experiences of families and their journey through the criminal justice system after losing a loved one to violent crime.


The title is derived from the silence many families feel descends around them when a family member is murdered and no one knows what to say or how to act.


The multimedia project was pulled together by the Support for Families Bereaved by Crime (SFBC) service who help families by providing answers to practical questions in the immediate aftermath of a crime, assist with funerals and court attendance, help to address any underlying home-life problems and offer access to specialist trauma and counselling services.


You can read more about the project and the work of SFBC at:


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