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Healthcare Resources for Survivors

Non-branded Trauma Information Cards

Healthcare Resources for Survivors Patient Information Cards We are offering trauma-informed information cards to patients, produced as part of the #CheckWithMeFirst campaign from The Survivors Trust. These cards can be downloaded to be printed off or saved to a phone for survivors to take into their appointments to help inform their healthcare practitioner that they […]

About #CheckWithMeFirst

#CheckWithMeFirst Logo

About #CheckWithMeFirst Why do we need #CheckWithMeFirst? The Crime Survey for England and Wales 2020 (CSEW) estimated that 1.6 million people aged 16 and over had experienced rape or sexual assault, although less than one in six reported what had happened to them. Whilst every survivor will be affected differently, the impact of trauma on […]

Book a Workshop


Book a Workshop Help raise awareness of trauma-informed care in your workplace by becoming trauma-informed with The Survivors Trust Our training workshops aim to improve patient and staff well-being, increase staff retention, reduce patient repeat appointments, and improve medical outcomes. We offer bespoke training workshops tailored to your department’s needs and adapted to all patient-facing […]

Service User Survey


Service User Survey If you are a survivor, we want to hear about your experiences of NHS healthcare services so that we can help to make these services more accessible to survivors of rape, sexual assault and sexual abuse. Take Survey The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete, and all data collected is […]

#CheckWithMeFirst Animation

Check With Me First

#CheckWithMeFirst Animation The #CheckWithMeFirst animation was produced in collaboration with our London Survivors Forum members. It highlights some of the challenges that survivors face when accessing healthcare services and outlines some of the key messaging of our trauma-informed campaign for healthcare professionals. simple steps that healthcare professionals can take which make a difference to […]

Resources for Healthcare Services

The Survivors Trust Branded Trauma Information Cards

Resources for Healthcare Services PDF Resources Click here to take a look at our guide produced in collaboration with Brook to mark Sexual Health Week 2022. We want everyone to feel comfortable and supported when accessing sexual health services so this guide offers helpful tips for healthcare professionals providing care to survivors of sexual violence […]

Bespoke Training

Bespoke Training We are able to create bespoke training packages for your organisation, school, university or group. This can be held online, at a location of your choice or at The Survivors Trust HQ in Rugby, Warwickshire. Our training is underpinned by a wealth of knowledge that comes from our vast experience of supporting specialist […]

Advocacy Programme

Advocacy Programme A Trauma-Informed Approach to Understanding Sexual Violence for Advocates This programme will equip you with the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding to enable you to provide advocacy support for victims-survivors of sexual violence. The training will develop your ability to confidently handle disclosures appropriately and safely, learn where to sign-post victims-survivors for on-going […]

Understanding the Impact of Sexual Violence & How to Handle Disclosure (CPD Certified)

Understanding the Impact of Sexual Violence & How to Handle Disclosure (CPD Certified) Victims-Survivors of rape and childhood sexual abuse often talk about the ‘2nd rape’, a term often used by them to express their regret and disappointment after making a disclosure to a professional about their traumatic experience. It isn’t a matter of the […]