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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 require some small adjustments to their care and a trauma-informed approach. We hope that these cards will help to empower survivors and make appointments that are potentially anxiety-inducing, a little more comfortable.

Alongside making these available on our website, we have also handed these out to NHS Champions who have completed our workshops to use in their workplace.

Non-branded Trauma Information Cards

We offer non-branded cards which do not mention sexual abuse or assault for survivors who do not wish to disclose that or do not feel comfortable doing so. We have two types of non-branded patient information cards. The smaller ones which give general information and advice to healthcare practitioners are available here, and larger ones which provide additional space for survivors to specify these adjustments in more detail are available here.

The Survivors Trust Branded Trauma Information Cards

We also offer The Survivors Trust-branded cards. We have two types of branded cards. The smaller ones which give general information and advice for healthcare practitioners are available here, and the larger cards which provide additional space for survivors to specify these adjustments and go into more detail, if they wish to, are available here.

The Survivors Trust Branded Trauma Information Cards

PDFs

Pregnancy, Birth and Parenthood after Childhood Sexual Abuse is a resource designed to help women who have experienced childhood sexual abuse (CSA) to prepare for pregnancy, birth and parenthood.

The effects of CSA can last a long time and having a baby can be a particularly difficult and lonely time. The resource shares real-life experiences of pregnancy, birth and parenthood and has been created through the collaboration of women who have experienced CSA, midwives and researchers.

Pregnancy, Birth and Parenthood after Childhood Sexual Abuse

We know attending a cervical screening can be difficult for many survivors. Alongside The Eve Appeal, we’ve produced this helpful guide to offer information and tips to help you feel more comfortable and confident to attend your screening appointment. If you are a healthcare professional, click here for a range of resources offering tips for how you can support survivors.

Click here to take a look to discover some grounding techniques. These can be particularly helpful when you may be experiencing flashbacks or feeling anxious.

More information and self-help strategies about navigating the impacts of sexual violence and abuse can be found on The Survivors Trust Resources site.

To mark Sexual Health Week 2022, we’ve collaborated with Brook to produce this guide for people who have been affected by sexual violence or abuse to offer tips about accessing sexual health services. Click here to take a look.

If you have been affected by sexual violence or abuse and need someone to talk to, visit our helpline page to find out how to get in touch.