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14 July 2022

New co-produced images providing a powerful visual representation of people’s experiences of trauma.

Bild was delighted to work alongside Respond UK on our recent trauma-focussed project, a webinar series, seeking to deepen understanding of trauma and its impact on people with learning disabilities and autistic people across education, health and social care.

The project has benefitted from the valuable contributions of artist Henny Beaumont, who worked alongside Bild and Respond throughout. By listening to professionals and people with lived experience, Henny has created a series of impactful, co-produced images, providing a powerful visual representation of people’s experiences of trauma.

An image was created to accompany each webinar within the project. The webinars, each exploring experiences of trauma within different settings, were facilitated by Dr Noelle Blackman, Chief Executive of Respond charity and Elly Chapple, Founder of #FlipTheNarrative.

Henny Beaumont’s images are available to download below.

Please note that, due to their depictions of trauma, some people may find the images upsetting.

The first webinar Understanding trauma and the key principles of trauma-informed care, took place on 29 June. Noelle and Elly were joined by Alexis Quinn, Restraint Reduction Network Manager and autism campaigner and Dr Allan Skelly, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Community Learning Disabilities Team at Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust.

The session explored what trauma is and what it means for those experiencing it. It also considered why it is important that key principles of trauma-informed approaches are required for all those interacting with and supporting autistic people and people with learning disabilities in daily life.

The second webinar in the series Trauma-informed care in schools and for children was held on 1 July with guest speakers Deirdre Shakespeare, Campaigner Harry’s Law, and Sarah Morgan, Specialist Advisor; Education and Children’s Social Care at Shropshire Academy and Learning Trust.

The webinar reviewed the importance of trauma-informed approaches within schools, why it is necessary to ensure restrictive practices are reduced, and how children and young people who are autistic or have learning disabilities can be included in education.

On 13 July, the third webinar of the series, Trauma-informed care in adult health and social care, welcomed guest speakers Julien, who works for self-advocacy group Unity and is an expert by experience; Stephen Brown, Co-Production and Employment Partner with Achieve Together, and Helen Toker-Lester, an independent consultant with over 30 years’ experience supporting people.

Henny Beaumont’s images are available to download below.

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Image 3 – click to download