17th September 2020

WEBINAR 2 – 17TH SEPTEMBER 2020 – BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS? WORKING WITH PEER RESEARCHERS AND EXPERTS BY EXPERIENCE WHO HAVE FACED GENDER BASED VIOLENCE

You can watch the webinar here.

The slides used by the speakers, are available here.

During the session, a number of studies and resources were cited. You can find out more about each of them here:

  • In terms of engaging with the media, the following organisations and guidelines were shared:
  • Resources for working with survivors, experts by experience and peer researchers:
    • The McPin Foundation exists to transform mental health research by putting the lived experience of people affected by mental health problems at the heart of research methods and the research agenda. Twitter @McPinFoundation
    • Survivors Voices is a small, national peer-led organisation run by and for adult survivors of abuse and inter-personal trauma and those who support themTheir charter for engaging with survivors is available here.
    • The National Survivor User Network (NSUN) is a network of people who have and do experience mental distress who want to change things for the better  One of their founders is doing work focusing on BAME survivors and BME survivor groups https://www.nsun.org.uk/faqs/jayasree-kalathil
    • Survivor Research. A collective of service user/survivor researchers, activists and advocates at the interaction of mental health, race and culture.
    • Welsh Women’s Aid have a survivor good practice toolkit available here

  • More information about the project our expert by experience Susan is working with “Bridging Gaps: co-producing trauma-informed access to primary healthcare with women with complex needs” can be found here.

  • Good piece of recent research by some network members: Day, A.S. & Gill, A.K. (2020). Applying intersectionality to partnerships between women’s organizations and the criminal justice system in relation to domestic violence. The British Journal of Criminology, 60(4), 830–850. Available here. 

  • More information about training offered by AVA can be found here.