Here at the Sue Lambert Trust we recognise the importance of all forms of expertise around abuse: the clinical and nonclinical practice of our teams and the partner organisations we work with, a person’s own lived experience of having experienced abuse, and insights that come from the latest research. Research is very important in advancing our knowledge (and that of support organisations worldwide) and we are always happy to support genuine efforts to improve the information available around abuse.

A research team at the University of Exeter recently approached us about publicising their work, which looks to better understand the factors involved with recovery for adults who have experienced childhood sexual abuse. This is important work and we are keen to promote it so that as many people as possible can contribute their perspective. If you have experienced childhood sexual abuse and would like to contribute you can find out more here:

The study has been reviewed by an ethics panel of experts at the university and found to be suitably safe to be run, but please bear in mind your own personal recovery, only contribute if you feel in an appropriate place to do so and remember there is no need to give details that might make you feel unsafe or triggered.