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Sexual Abuse & Mental Health Conference

Sexual Abuse & Mental HealthReducing the Impact of Abuse on Mental HealthTuesday 20th September 2016, London This CPD certified national conference focuses on the important issue of sexual abuse and mental health. Through national updates, survivor perspectives, expert sessions and case study presentations the conference will provide delegates with practical guidance for reducing the impact… Read more »

Mental Health Week May 16th

We had the pleasure of being part of Mental Health Week in conjunction with South West trains on Monday 16th May, at Bournemouth train station, which was a phenomenal success in raising awareness, with in excess of 8 million twitter impressions for #MHAW16Dorset. Other organisations that attended included:   Great to see such a turnout from all different organisations. For… Read more »

Words from Chair of Trustees

Dr Andrew Mayers Psychologist at Bournemouth University and mental health campaigner and educator “I am proud to be Chair of Trustees for such an important charity. In my work, a significant proportion of the adults that I meet with acute mental health problems have a history of being sexually abused as a child. We know… Read more »

Singers new single raises child sexual abuse.

JOINT PRESS RELEASE Dorset Mind, Acts Fast, and AM StudiosFebruary 22nd 2016 For immediate release NEW SINGLE FROM DORSET SINGER RAISES AWARENESS ABOUT IMPACT OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE For decades, even talking about child sexual abuse has been a taboo topic. It is now becoming more acceptable to speak openly, perhaps a reflection of the need… Read more »

A survivor of child abuse, scarred but able to move on

PAUL Scates describes himself as a survivor now but remembers vividly the first time he was abused by a trusted family friend. At just eight years old, he recalls waking one night and being “frozen” while the man subjected him to the first of many acts of sexual abuse. “Eventually, when the individual left my… Read more »

Donation helps Acts Fast

A BOURNEMOUTH charity which helps victims of child sexual abuse has benefited from a £1,500 donation towards its essential support services. Acts Fast received the funds from Bournemouth Children and Families Trust (B-CHFT) ahead of World Mental Health Day on Saturday, October 10. Dr Andrew Mayers, a psychologist at Bournemouth University and Chair of Trustees… Read more »

New Chair of Trustees

  Dr Andrew Mayers PhD, MBPsS Senior Lecturer in Psychology, at Bournemouth University We are delighted to have Andrew on board as our New Chair of Trustees