From one survivor to another.
Open and free resources written with love by survivors, experts & allies in many languages.
01 DIGITAL SERVICES
Support at your fingertips
Bloom is a free, web-based trauma support for anyone experiencing gender-based violence. With courses ranging from 4 weeks to 2 months, our survivors learn, reflect, complete homework, and process what they’ve experienced in a safe and invested space. It’s all done through videos. Bloom’s content and methods are validated by trauma therapists and leading experts in the field. Funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and Comic Relief. We also upload the course content on Soul Medicine if you want to read rather than watch the courses.
YSM A digital friend for survivors of sexual assault hosting a curated list of resources, written by survivors in our team and other organisations. Our resources include stories of survival and resilience to how to tell someone about the assault, and looking after your body. A directory lists various organisations and services that support survivors of gender-based violence globally. This project is supported by Nesta and UK’s Department of Culture, Media and Sport.
Soul Medicine a micro-course platform that provides pathways on key topics that help survivors on the path to recovery. The content is broken down into bite-sized notes in many languages. Featuring many of Chayn’s guides and content from our partners, there is an option to personalise the delivery of emails to make them safer such as selecting a set time and day, and ‘fake’ subject lines. This project was supported by Comic Relief.
Little Window is a smart search bot that directs women to the information they are looking for as quickly as possible. Think of it like a google search on turbo for all of Chayn’s resources and those provided by our friends too. This project is taking a break and will be back in 2022 after improvements. This project was supported by the Kering Foundation, Shuttleworth Foundation and People’s Postcode Lottery.
Easy to follow guides
Do It Yourself Online Safety (in 9 languages) helps you be safe online and offline with cat GIFs and instructions. There are many ways someone can track you down online but it’s a game we can beat them at.
How to Build Your Own Domestic Violence Case Without A Lawyer (in 3 languages) takes you through collecting and documenting evidence of abuse for divorce, criminal cases and/or child custody. Checked by lawyers.
The Good Friend Guide shows you how to be supportive to a friend or family member experiencing abuse.
Manipulation is Abuse identifies manipulative situations and people, and how to deal with them.
Getting Better & Moving On is your guide to the journey to recovery after abuse and trauma.
03 COUNTRY SITES
Local and community-specific information
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