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Joint MESARCH and MIMOS webinar

The joint Mesarch and Mimos webinar took place on Wednesday 12th May 2021 from 10am to 1pm.  

Event details

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.

Programme details

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

To view the above three presentations click here

10.45  Third sector perspectives – Fay Maxted OBE, The Survivors Trust

11.00  Mesarch Lived Experience Group ‘Photovoice’ project 

To view the Lived Experience Group video click here

11.15  Lived Expertise panel, chaired by Concetta Perôt, Survivors Voices

11.30  BREAK

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

To view the above four presentations click here

12.40  Kate Davies CBE, NHS England and NHS Improvement  

12.50  Closing remarks offered by Professor Roger Ingham, University of Southampton  

Guest speakers

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

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