Events and Workshops by the Violence, Abuse and Mental Health Network

Trauma-Informed Approaches workshop

On the 7th November 2019 VAMHN based at Kings College held a “policy lab” (a structured workshop) which asked participants “what is needed for a Trauma Informed Approach to be effectively implemented across all relevant public service settings?” The day brought together people working in policy, academia, and the third sector and people with lived experience. VAMHN are currently working on the post-workshop materials, which we will make available on our website, but in the meantime a resource is available on their website which summarises key information about trauma informed approaches, which you can view website here. Thank you to the King’s Policy Institute for hosting and for everyone who came for making the day so dynamic and interesting.

Resilience Workshop

On the 4th November 2019 network member Dr Helen Adams from the Centre for Integrated Research on Risk and Resilience and colleagues held a workshop on “Resilience to Transformation” as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences. The workshop explored differences between geographical and psychological definitions of resilience and considered their application to violence, abuse, and mental health. You can find a selection of slides and the key messages from the day on his twitter feed here.

The Section of Women’s Mental Health (King’s College London) is collaborating with the Gender Violence & Health Centre (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) to host a free seminar series to mark the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence.  This is an international campaign which runs from the 25th November to the 10th December. To see what events are planned click here. Events at LSHTM will be livestreamed.

16 Days of Activism talks Against Gender Based Violence taking place at Kings College and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine







The Section of Women’s Mental Health at Kings College London is collaborating with The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine LSHTM’s Gender Violence & Health Centre to run a series of talks marking 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence, which runs from the 25th Nov-10th Dec.  All are welcome and we hope you can make one or more of the events. 

  • 25th November – Decision making, romantic jealousy, and intimate partner violence.  Dr Ana Maria Buller & Marjorie Pichon, LSHTM.  12.45-2pm. Jerry Morris A & B Room. LSHTM
  • 28th November – Modern slavery and mental health.  Dr Sian Oram, KCL.  4-5pm Robin Murray A room, IOPPN, Main Building
  • 29th November – Violence, HIV, and sex work.  Dr Tara Beattie, LSHTM, 12.45-2pm. Jerry Morris A & B room, LSHTM
  • 3rd December – For Baby’s Sake: evaluating whole-family perinatal intervention to break the cycle of domestic abuse.  Dr Kylee Trevillion and Dr Jill Domoney, KCL.  12.30-1.30pm. Anthony Mann Seminar Room David Goldberg Centre KCL
  • 5th December – Domestic violence and health sector responses: a case study from Palestine.  Dr Manuela Colombini and Dr Loraine Bachus, LSHTM.  12.45-2pm. Jerry Morris A & B LSHTM