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Sexual Abuse & Mental Health - Reducing the impact of abuse on mental health

Tuesday 20 September 2016
Hallam Conference Centre, London

Sexual Abuse & Mental Health - Reducing the impact of abuse on mental health

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This conference focuses on the important issue of sexual abuse and mental health; reducing the impact of abuse on mental health.  Through national updates, survivor perspectives, expert sessions and practical case studies the conference cover:

  • Identifying and recognising abuse
  • Helping reduce the impact of abuse on later mental health problems
  • What does a gold standard sexual abuse pathway look like?
  • Victim support, early mental health support, and the police role    
  • Delivering therapeutic and practical support to adults who were abused as children and have turned to drugs, alcohol and other ways of self-harming as a consequence of that trauma
  • Relieving the stress of families, carers and parents of children who have been affected by sexual abuse
  • Delivering recovery orientated services

-Sexual abuse in the UK is an epidemic disease which destroys the lives of many young children. Perpetrators sinisterly lure their victims and families into a web of repugnance by deceit, savagely tearing apart their lives and robbing them of their innocence. The catastrophic tsunami effects leave long lasting devastation which is aggressive and rapid. Child abuse is hidden and children are too young, too scared, and too ashamed to speak of their abuse. UK statistics are vague due to the unspoken silence, but it"s estimated to be in the hundreds of thousands of children that are being sexually abused yearly. This disease increasingly continues to pervade our society. No child should face sexual abuse. Society has a duty to provide better support for survivors and their families, better education within schools and a better understanding of the signs and symptoms of abuse. Education is key and pivotal in the prevention of child sexual abuse. When we talk of child abuse we often forget the millions of adult survivors whose needs are rarely met. Many suffer in silence, hiding behind the prison cells of their minds and that of their abusers. Sadly, my own journey followed a lifetime of addictions, self-harm, attempted suicide and self-disgust. The wounds may heal but the scars never leave us, it"s a lifelong sentence for many. But when people get the right support and interventions required, the results are revolutionising and enable people to turn their lives around. This important and timely conference aims to support frontline staff and specialists to deliver and effective pathway in order to reduce the impact of sexual abuse on mental health” Paul Scates, Survivor of Sexual Abuse, Peer Specialist, Campaigner and Ambassador

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