The topic is:
What does mental health stigma look like for BAME women, especially those that have experienced trauma and abuse?
To attend the workshop, sign up on Eventbrite here.
Time To Change Leicester Hub is a partnership between Leicester City Council and Richmond Fellowship: Leicester Life Links. Together, they are committed to combatting mental health stigma in schools, homes and workplaces across Leicester. For more information, visit here
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  • send an article of information to media (at)  

We ask that written articles are up to 800 words long and while we may edit stories, it will always be with your consent and final approval. If you wish to remain anonymous, we will change your name accordingly. 

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Face Masks and Covering can be a triggering experience for individuals who experienced abuse. The Survivors Trust learnt this through their helpline and conducted a small survey. They found that a third of survivors who responded confirmed this.

The Survivors Trust created some tips and downloadable images for survivors who may not feel comfortable wearing a mask.

Visit the Survivors’ Trust website for the tips and downloadable images

People are not required to prove they are exempt. However, The Survivors Trust created the images below that people can save to their telephone or print out should they need them – they are available also on here

For translated information regarding wearing face covering, please visit WCAVA

We hope this information helps you during those uncertain times. Please share widely.

Decentered Media

Marie Lefebvre from Quetzal went on the Decentered Media Podcast to discuss the Community Solutions for breaking the silence about the trauma of childhood sexual abuse.

Click here to listen the podcast 

Quetzal delivers counselling services to support women in breaking the bars and psychological cages of the trauma of childhood sexual abuse. They are also in a path to raise further awareness about the trauma of childhood sexual abuse and the value of counselling in South Asian communities in Leicester City using a community based approach through the Breaking the Silence Initiative.

Through the podcast, Marie described to John Coster and Dr Rob Watson, how through creative storytelling, each one of us in our own capacity can help in breaking the silence for people to eventually find their own voice in our society.

With the extended lockdown happening in Leicester, it is primordial than each of us find ways to communicate valuable information to people in our community that will support their mental and physical health, and to empower each one of us with strength to voice our needs and concerns.

At Quetzal, we hope by listening to the podcast, you’ll be inspired to share your story,contribute to and subscribe to Quetzal voices.

Together, we will amplify the voice and wishes of the community where every women and men who experienced abuse know that if they need and want to, they can access support.