Joint MESARCH and MIMOS webinar
The joint Mesarch and Mimos webinar is taking place on Wednesday 12th May 2021 from 10am to 1pm. To book a place on the event please click here.
The MESARCH (Coventry University) and MIMOS (University of Leeds) projects present a knowledge exchange event showcasing new evidence from two ground-breaking studies at the forefront of sexual violence and abuse research. These projects, funded in 2018 by the National Institute for Health Research, seek to evaluate the support offered by Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs) and care pathways following SARC for survivors of sexual assault, rape and abuse in England.
The event will include contributions from academic, voluntary and statutory sector leaders, insights based on emerging evidence from the MIMOS and MESARCH projects, and a platform for those with lived expertise to convey their experiences of shaping this research though a ‘photovoice’ production.
This public event will be particularly relevant to frontline professionals working in the sexual assault and abuse services, NHS providers, policing and criminal justice professionals, survivors of abuse and their families, and researchers as well as local and national policy-makers.
10.00 Welcome and introduction
10.05 Mapping Sexual Assault Referral Centre provision in England
10.15 A systematic review and a realist synthesis of the identification and treatment of mental health and substance misuse problems in Sexual Assault Referral Centres
10.30 Understanding the needs of individuals attending SARCs in England
10.45 Third sector perspectives – Fay Maxted OBE, The Survivors Trust
11.00 Mesarch Lived Expertise Group ‘Photovoice’ project
11.15 Lived Expertise panel, chaired by Concetta Perôt, Survivors Voices
11.40 MIMOS case studies: early findings from interviews with staff and service users
11.55 Psychosocial interventions for sexual violence and abuse: what does the evidence say?
12.10 MIMOS database analysis: comparing outcomes for talking therapies in a SARC and a mental health service
12.25 Emergent evidence from MESARCH on what helps survivors at SARC and beyond
12.40 Kate Davies CBE, NHS England and NHS Improvement
12.50 Closing remarks offered by Professor Roger Ingham, University of Southampton
Concetta Perôt, Independent Research Consultant, Psychotherapist and Co-founder of Survivors Voices
Fay Maxted OBE, Chief Executive Officer at The Survivors Trust
Kate Davies CBE, Director of Health & Justice, Armed Forces and Sexual Assault Services Commissioning Specialised Commissioning at NHS England and NHS Improvement
Professor Roger Ingham, Professor of Health and Community Psychology at the School of Psychology, University of Southampton
For enquiries please contact Priya Tek Kalsi