In May 2023, SHaME Director Dr Ruth Beecher interviewed Fiona Ellis, CEO of Survivors In Transition, a Suffolk-based charity that supports anyone who has experienced sexual abuse in childhood through a range of trauma-informed, psycho-educational activities.
Their interview took place shortly after the publication of Survivors in Transition’s recent report which demonstrates the tremendously high costs to the NHS if delayed, denied and disbelieved disclosures of child sexual abuse remains the norm. This is the third in a series of groundbreaking reports produced by the organisation in partnership with the University of Suffolk over recent years.
You can find out more about Survivors In Transition’s research here and by clicking on the report graphics below.
Listen to their interview below in which Ruth and Fiona speak about the importance of survivor-led organisations, the complexities of partnering with universities, and validating survivors’ experiences while creating safe, supportive spaces for them to share their stories.
You can also read the transcript of their interview here.
This interview discusses child sexual abuse and sexual violence and may cause distress for some viewers.
If you are in the UK, you can call NAPAC’s Support Line on 0808 801 0331, for 30 minutes of supportive listening with signposting. The support line is open Mondays-Thursdays 10am-9pm and Fridays 10am-6pm.
If you are in the UK, you can also call the National Rape Crisis Helpline on 0808 802 9999, for confidential emotional support. The helpline is open every day between 12-2.30pm and 7-9.30pm, calls are free of charge, and the number will not appear on your bill.
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