{{ item.label }}: {{ item.title }}

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

Friday 18 Nov 2022


Find out more about virtual attendance

Follow event news and updates on Twitter using the hashtag #AbuseMH

Researched and produced in collaboration with Paul Scates Peer Specialist, Campaigner and Survivor of Sexual Abuse, this important and timely conference focuses on the important issue of sexual abuse and mental health and reducing the impact of abuse on mental health.

“We will make sure survivors of sexual violence are given mental health support when they need it.”

UK Government March 2021

“Recent measures announced to tackle coronavirus (COVID-19), such as the order to stay at home, can cause anxiety and other mental health challenges for those who have experienced sexual violence and abuse, and worsen the suffering of those who are currently experiencing or feel at risk of sexual violence and abuse.”

Ministry of Justice 2020

“Institutional kindness, like that given to Covid-19 victims by our committed doctors and nurses, needs to be replicated in the way police, prosecutors and the courts treat victims of crime, especially the large numbers of victims who suffer from mental illness.”

The Victims Commissioner 2021 

National updates, survivor perspectives, expert sessions and practical case studies will cover:

  • The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown on sexual abuse and mental  health
  • Meeting the national commitment to ensure victims of sexual abuse receive a lifetime of effective mental health care
  • Helping reduce the impact of abuse on later mental health problems
  • Reflecting on the lived experience from a survivor perspective
  • What does a gold standard sexual abuse pathway look like?
  • Delivering a recovery focused approach for survivors
  • Understand how to reduce the impact of abuse on later mental health problems
  • Victim support, early mental health support, and the police role
  • The role of Sexual Abuse Referral Centres in Mental Health
  • 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 effective Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service for children, young people and their families who have been affected by sexual abuse
  • Working with complex trauma and dissociative disorders
  • Supports CPD professional development  

Chair & Speakers Includes:

Mr Paul Scates

Senior Peer Specialist, Campaigner and Ambassador

Fay Maxted OBE

Chief Executive
The Survivors Trust

Duncan Craig OBE

Chief Executive Officer & Trauma Informed Therapist
Survivors Manchester

Amy Buxton

Associate Head of Healthcare – East Anglia, Head of Safeguarding, National SARC Clinical Lead for Education and Training
Mountain Healthcare

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage with your key audience  
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Carolyn Goodbody for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Fee Options

NHS, Schools & Public Sector



Voluntary sector & charities



Commercial organisations



Virtual Training



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

Also of Interest

Supporting Organisations

Browser unsupported

You’re using an unsupported browser.

This website uses the latest web technology and your browser doesn't support those technologies at this time.

Please update to Chrome, Firefox, Edge or Safari (on Mac) to view the full experience.