Posted on: 9 March 2023

CNWL held an event for staff and partners to mark International Women's Day. The theme this year is #EmbraceEquity

The virtual event raised awareness around the relationship between women's health, trauma and abuse. 

The event was chaired by Holly Thomas, Domestic Abuse Prevention Coordinator at CNWL and Jess Whittock,  Domestic Abuse Coordinator at Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust and looked at intersectionality too; supported by CNWL's Women's Network. 

They were joined by speakers from a range of organisations who delivered talks on

  • A Trauma-Informed Approach to understanding women who have experience abuse – Dr Gina Harwood & Lilly Mandal  from CNWL 
  • Domestic abuse and its impact for LBT+ communities - Lis Harrington (All Pronouns) / Galop
  • Mental health, trauma and abuse for women from migrant communities – Asmita Sood / Southall Black Sisters
  • Domestic Abuse: A Trauma-Informed Approach – Sara Rokni / Woman’s Trust
  • Perinatal health and domestic abuse – Dr Bo Kim Tang / CNWL
  • Drayton Park Women’s Crisis House as model of best practice – Shirley McNicholas / Camden & Islington NHS Trust
  • A Public Health approach to domestic abuse / key learning on mental health in MARAC - Nikki Kelly / Safelives

You can watch it back at this link  or below

Our Chief Nurse, Maria O'Brien also shared a message for staff this International Women's Day which you can view below

Brent CAMHS also came together to celebrate, you can see the pictures below.