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Beyond Therapy

Beyond Therapy

By Bluestar Project
Beyond Therapy re-imagines society's response to child sexual abuse through creativity and connection. Researcher and survivor Gemma Halliwell invites survivors, researchers, practitioners and creatives to join our community of strong and emerging voices. We believe we can use our collective power to initiate change. Hosted by Gemma Halliwell, produced by Thea Woodrow, music creation & editing by Aelfwyn Shipton, artwork by Emily Joy Rich, music production by Charlie Barltett, and sponsored by The Green House
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Episode 2: Pre-trial Therapy
In this episode Gemma talks with Peter Jenkins and Maddie Nixon – specialists in pre-trial therapy - about the challenges facing survivors of childhood sexual abuse who need to access mental health support while their case is in the criminal justice system. Here are some links and resources that we cover: Draft guidance on pre-trial therapy - Crown Prosecution Service Examining the evidence for pre-trial therapy - Peter Jenkins & Maddie Nixon A qualitative exploration of therapists’ experience of working therapeutically pre-trial within the Crown Prosecution Service guidelines with adult clients who have reported sexual violence - Maddie Nixon Keeping Secrets: childhood sexual abuse and pre-trial therapy - Bluestar Project - The Green House  Pre-trial Therapy Protocol - Bluestar Project - The Green House & Harewood Consultancy Pre-trial Therapy Note Keeping Guide - Bluestar Project - The Green House & Harewood Consultancy
46:01
March 25, 2022
Episode 1: Being a survivor activist
In this first episode, we are joined by Viv Gordon. Viv is a survivor artist and activist, and we are talking about the importance of community, allyship and the power of the arts to raise the visibility of childhood sexual abuse – she is an incredible theatre-maker and champion of survivor-led artwork. Here are some relevant links to Viv and the resources that we cover: Viv Gordon Company Viv Gordon's TEDx talk SHaME Women and Girls Network Emma-Jayne Taylor Justice, Inequality and Gender Based Violence
50:23
February 22, 2022
Introducing: Beyond Therapy
Beyond Therapy re-imagines the response to childhood sexual abuse through creativity and connection. Researcher and survivor Gemma Halliwell explains the motivation behind Beyond Therapy and introduces a platform for survivors, researchers, practitioners and creatives to continue the conversation around childhood sexual abuse as part of a collaborative and community-based response – because there’s a collective power in coming together to end the silence and make a change. The Beyond Therapy Podcast is coming soon - follow or subscribe now! 
03:12
February 15, 2022