Trauma and Recovery Event

Added: 02 September 2014

Southmead Project – Trauma and Recovery

 For 20 years the Southmead Project has provided therapeutic and practical support to families and individuals where abuse and trauma has had an impact. A one day event is being held to mark this milestone, explore the wider societal impacts of providing counselling services and support programmes for victims and survivors of abuse and to celebrate the success of the charity. 

Those with a professional, community and/or personal interest in the support of victims and survivors of abuse and trauma* are especially encouraged to attend this free event.

The time:     11am - 4pm

Date:               Tuesday 30th September 2014

Venue:            The Colston Hall Bristol

Bookings:      Eventbrite - Southmead Project Celebration


Programme includes:

 ·         Welcome address

Alison Comley - Director of Neighbourhoods Bristol City Council

 ·         Key note speech

Ian McFadyen speaks candidly of his own experience of the lifelong impact

of childhood sexual abuse

 ·         Trauma and Recovery

Dr Mike Peirce MBE - The challenges faced by service providers

 ·         Workshops

  • Ellen Devine (Healthwatch): Tell Us You’re Story 
  • Lisa Armstrong and Sarah Burns (Southmead Project): Survivors’ experience of the impact of trauma and positive outcomes following appropriate interventions
  • Paula McFadyen: Supporting the partners of survivors of sexual abuse
  • Pat Johnson: Working therapeutically with the survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Chaired panel debate

Topic: The impact of child abuse and trauma - responding to the needs of survivors

The panel consisting of Kerry McCarthy MP, Charlotte Leslie MP, Marvin Rees, Ian McFadyen, Ellen Devine and Dr Mike Peirce MBE will field questions invited from the floor

 ·         Summary

Charity Patron Geoff Gollop OBE will round off proceedings summarising the day

 Open access information/stall area

Networking opportunities staffed by local service providers and organisations, members of the corporate sector and the Police.

Special attraction

Starting the proceedings at 9.00am will be a Zumbathon® charity event with floor director Celena Lewis hoping to raise money for the work of the Southmead Project

 *If you find that you are triggered by any of the discussions during the day a designated safe space staffed by trained counsellors will be available at all times.