Lianne works with Kelly berg who is also a leading expert on the adult industry, a counsellor covering topics on sexual harassment, online harm, addiction and substance misuse and mental health around sex work. Kelly additionally helps women transition from sex work into regular employment. She volunteers as an outreacher beside the MET Police Sexual Violence Unit helping sex workers better their lives with mentoring and advising on sexual wellbeing alongside reporting crimeShe also works with Lianne assisting with APAG union cases in the USA as a voluntary emergency counsellor for the Adult Industry. Kelly came on board with House of Ardent as a counsellor in 2018. Additionally she has knowledge of pressures from online media, sex education and regularly attends conventions improving her knowledge on the effects of pornography on others.
They are both highly sought after media consultants on production companies who need assistance covering the sex industry. They actively campaign for sex education to cover pornography and its impacts and effects on society. They together wrote the TAP project after being contacted by a leading protection team for the NHS.
THE ARDENT PROJECT
“The Effects, Impact and Reality of Pornography”
The Ardent Project is an awareness programme raising knowledge and development aimed at upskilling staff, volunteers, business organisations, schools, education providers, students and those vulnerable to sexual abuse, trafficking and organisational harm and exploitation through Vocational education. Areas that fall under this banner include-
• Define Pornography and its purpose in society.
• Technology and Pornography- How it effects us.
• Porn effects on the brain- Hormones and Development.
• Fantasy v Reality- What is real and what is acting, the real emotions of sex workers and long term issues.
• Power, Sexual Abuse and Violence, is it connected to online activity? Coercion, Control and Mental coercion signs to look out for.
• Signs of depression, disorders and self harm within the sexual arena.
• When No means No, Consent and unable to consent, How to withdraw consent.
• How to report sexual crimes, abuse and understanding of safeguarding, to include specialist reporting units to include police and outreach companies, both NHS and private.
• Obscenity law-What is Abuse, Rape, Coercion and Trafficking.
• Workplace locations where abuse is believed to be active and how to deal with this.
Aims and Objectives
• To up skill staff, volunteers and students in a broad range of industries and work sectors, building confidence on identifying and reporting signs of exploitation, sex abuse and grooming in the classroom and online.
• Businesses which have reporting of abuse or are open to preventing the escalating issues with sex abuse and online safety.
• Industries effected by online harm around online predators and sexual issues.
• Engaging with organisations where online, predatory and sexual crimes are an issue, or the potential to develop issues.
• To work in partnership with specific organisations including the Metropolitan Police, charities, sexual health organisations to up skill and educate schools, workplaces and organisations.
• To provide promotional materials, ongoing support and help with long term impact to educate and enhance information and long term development.