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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 and abuse.

If you are a survivor who would like to find out what you can do to help feel more comfortable and confident to attend sexual health appointments we have a resource for you here.

Click here to take a look at our cervical screening guide produced in collaboration with The Eve Appeal to help healthcare professionals support survivors of sexual violence and abuse who may be feeling particularly anxious about their appointment.

If you are a survivor who would like to find out what you can do to help feel more comfortable and confident to attend cervical screening we have a resource for you here.

Project Posters

3 Small Actions

Our poster outlining the 3 small steps healthcare professionals can do to make a big difference

Survivor Resources

Our poster signposting to help and resources available to survivors struggling with healthcare appointments

Patient Survey

Our poster inviting survivors to anonymously share their experiences of accessing healthcare appointments

Patient Information Cards

We are offering trauma-informed information cards to patients, produced as part of the #CheckWithMeFirst campaign from The Survivors Trust. Based on feedback from both survivors and healthcare professionals, we created our patient information cards for survivors to take to appointments to help inform their healthcare practitioner that they may 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.

PLEASE NOTE: We do ask that if you offer these cards in your department, that you make sure that all staff in the department are aware of them and know how to respond when presented with one before they’re offered to patients (this can be done via a staff meeting or something similar).

There are 4 different cards in total, as we wanted to provide survivors with as much choice as possible. We have two types of patient information cards available; branded and non-branded. Our branded cards feature our logos and mention sexual abuse, and our non-branded ones do not.

Both types of information cards come in a larger format with space to provide specific triggers and adjustments if the patient wishes to, and a smaller format which gives general advice instead. The smaller (general) cards are standard business card size (85x55mm), and the larger (specific) cards are A6.

Unfortunately, we do not have capacity to send out physical copies of these cards unless your department is currently undertaking training with us. However, they are available to download and print below.

Cards Promotional Posters

We recommend displaying the cards in a very visible area (such as reception or in a waiting room) next to the A4 promotional posters so that they are easily accessible before an appointment or prior to seeing a clinician.
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.

Non-branded Trauma Information Cards
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