Third APPG report: Survivors’ experience of court and applying for compensation

I’m not sure how I missed this – drowning in thesis writing I’d guess – but there was a third APPG report published in October. This included data that I submitted from my research. The APPG recommendations were: 1. All court staff should undergo mandatory training that gives them a basic knowledge of trauma andContinue reading “Third APPG report: Survivors’ experience of court and applying for compensation”

World Mental Health Day

For #WorldMentalHealthDay2019 I’d like to see a recognition of how society affects mental health. For example, for people who have experienced trauma stigma and stereotyping can make them feel worse and stop them asking for help. We all need to change. Plus we need properly funded and appropriate services. This would mean trauma informed treatmentContinue reading “World Mental Health Day”

APPG report on the experience of the Police and Crown Prosecution Service

The second All Party Parliamentary Group Report (APPG) has been published. You can read it here. This one looks at people’s experience of the Police and Crown Prosecution Service. As before I submitted my research evidence to this. The recommendations are: Introduce a victims law with a code of practice, complaints procedure and properly resourcedContinue reading “APPG report on the experience of the Police and Crown Prosecution Service”

All Party Parliamentary Group Report

I believe research should aim to change things for the better so I feed my results in wherever I can. One submission I made was to the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA). They have published the first in a series of reports and included the evidence IContinue reading “All Party Parliamentary Group Report”

CSA, Memory and Dissociation

During my research it has become clear that people who have experienced CSA do not know about advances in CSA research. This is no fault of theirs but instead reflects how taboo the subject is. Nobody talks about it but lots of people experience it. I want to share up to date information about CSAContinue reading “CSA, Memory and Dissociation”