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

Monday 12 November 2018
De Vere W1 Conference Centre, London

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"Victims of sexual abuse will receive a lifetime of mental health care to help cope with the trauma." NHS England June 2018

“The physical and emotional impact of sexual crimes lasts a lifetime, so it’s important that survivors can get the help they need, whenever they need it. The physical effect of these crimes is so shocking that it can be easy to overlook the long-term mental health needs, which may be less visible but not less harmful. Across England, the NHS is expanding care for people with mental ill health, whatever their condition, and our new guarantee of personal, joined-up and life-long care for those who have suffered sexual assault and abuse, will build on excellent progress to address a big gap in care.” Kate Davies, NHS England Director of Sexual Assault Services, June 2018

“Rape and sexual assault can significantly impact on the health and wellbeing of an individual in both the short and longer term, affecting many aspects of daily life. The provision of specialist advice and mental health support is key to supporting recovery.” Dr Rebecca Adlington, a Consultant at The Havens, the London sexual assault referral service

“The scars left by sexual violence may not always be visible, but they can be profound and long lasting – it is my priority that we have the best possible support available for survivors." Jackie Doyle-Price Minister for Mental Health and Inequalities June 2018

Following the June 2018 government commitment to ensuring victims of sexual health will receive a lifetime of mental health care to cope with the trauma, this conference focuses on the important issue of sexual abuse and mental health; reducing the impact of abuse on mental health.

Researched and produced with Paul Scates Peer Specialist, Campaigner and Survivor of Sexual Abuse, this Second National Conference will through national updates, survivor perspectives, expert sessions and practical case studies the conference cover:

• 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

• What does a gold standard sexual abuse pathway look like?

• 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

• Supporting survivors of historical abuse in an institution

• Case studies on how we can more effectively support men, and older people who are survivors of sexual abuse4

“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 an 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 & Chair of the Conference

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