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Experts-by-Experience Wanted

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AVA are recruiting up to 15 women (aged 18 and above), to help co-develop and co-deliver training around supporting women who have faced gender-based violence and experienced poor mental health. The training is intended to support the delivery of peer support programmes being delivered for and by women with experience of multiple disadvantage in London and the South West. The aim of involving experts is to ensure the response to women is based on an informed knowledge base.

We are looking for women who:

  • Have experience of gender-based violence (GBV): this maybe – domestic violence, sexual violence, so-called honour based violence, female genital mutilation, stalking and harassment, trafficking or sexual exploitation.

  • And, define themselves as having faced difficulties with their mental health

Experts by experience will help develop training materials and receive support in training delivery. Experts will then be given the opportunity to co-deliver courses.

What is the purpose of the training?

AVA have been funded to provide two regional hubs, in the South West and London. The hubs are part of Women Side by Side, a programme that aims to improve the mental health of women facing disadvantage through access to peer support. The project is supported by Mind and Agenda, the alliance for women and girls at risk. The training will be delivered to those providing peer support, including peer supporters. The training will help ensure peer support programmes are able to understand and support women in the group who have faced gender-based violence.

Full details of the role and an application form can be found here.

The closing date for applications is June 24th 2019. If you have any questions about the role then please contact Lucy Allwright on lucy.allwright@avaproject.org.uk tel.  020 3752 5535 Mob: 07908 995 337