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Learn how society facilitates sexual violence, the impact on body and mind after sexual trauma, including stress and anxiety, and how you can recover with Chayn.

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Conversations with Carolyn Spring: Building skills for recovery after trauma [external resource]

A podcast about the process of building skills for managing emotions.

Process maps for legal justice in the UK on YSM

Use these process maps to understand what will happen when reporting to the police, during the medical exam, and when pursuing legal justice in the UK. Powered by Your Story Matters (YSM) by Chayn.

Creating your own timeline for reporting an assault on YSM

A guide to support survivors of sexual assault through their self reporting journey. Powered by Your Story Matters (YSM) by Chayn.

Checklists to help navigate after assault on YSM

These checklists will help you navigate interactions with police and medical professionals. Powered by Your Story Matters (YSM) by Chayn.

Deciding to report or not on YSM

Making the decision whether to report your assault or not is incredibly hard and may feel overwhelming. We talk through the different options and help you figure out what you may want to do. Powered by Your Story Matters (YSM) by Chayn.

Survivors of sexual violence: your rights at a glance in the UK by Rights of Women [external resource]

This guide summarises some of your rights and what you should expect from the criminal justice system as a survivor of sexual violence in the UK.

The courage to be me by Nina Burrowes [external resource]

Comic book that tells a story of courage, self-compassion and hope after sexual abuse.

Telling someone about what happened on YSM

Deciding to tell someone what happened after an assault is a deeply personal decision and one that we should take time to think about. We talk through different options. Powered by Your Story Matters (YSM) by Chayn.

The Independent: How Assault Changes your dating and sex life [external resource]

Video of personal accounts about how our sexual and date lives were changes after sexual assault.

Rape culture and consent on YSM

A note on how rape culture facilitates sexual violence in our society, and effects us as survivors. Powered by Your Story Matters (YSM) by Chayn.

Healing from sexual trauma on Bloom

Explore body image, sexual desire, the trauma response, and coping mechanisms after sexual trauma, and rebuild a sense of identity with varied recovery tools. Powered by Bloom by Chayn.

Taking care of your body after assault on YSM

A note going through all the things one may feel after being sexually assaulted. We discuss the impacts on our mental and physical health, and how to take care of ourselves. Powered by Your Story Matters (YSM) by Chayn.

My little book of coping methods by The Peach Diaries with Roisin Ross [external resource]

This book is full of coping methods for you to try in times of need. The techniques can be used as small, everyday steps to help you heal from the abuse you experienced.

A guide for lesbian and bisexual women who have been affected by sexual violence by The Lesbian & Gay Foundation [external resource]

This Guide is for lesbian and bisexual women who have been affected by sexual violence, to help you find the support you need.

Bustle: Women tell us why they didn’t report their assault [external resource]

Video stories of women who didn't report sexual assault and their reasons.

Survivor stories: “I was raped and blamed myself. I’m not ashamed anymore” - The Guardian [external resource]

Sheeva Weil shares her story and her emotional journey of overcoming self-blame.

BBC: Taking back control after sexual abuse [external resource]

Kemi and Mojo are two women who want to take back control of their bodies through dance after their sexuality was stolen from them.

Survivor stories: Daniela's survivor story [external resource]

Daniela, an immigrant worker shares her survivor journey and how she started speaking up for other women

After: Surviving sexual assault by BBC [external resource]

A podcast by Catriona Molton where she talks to fellow survivors of sexual assault and abuse about what happened to them and how they cope now.

The Guardian: "I blamed myself for being sexually assaulted" [external resource]

A personal account of a sexual assault survivor overcoming self-blame.

A self-help guide for survivors of rape and sexual assault by The Havens [external resource]

This booklet is for survivors of sexual assault. It gives you information about the common psychological and emotional reactions to sexual assault. It was written for survivors in the UK but has advice that can help everyone.

Conversations with Carolyn Spring: Trauma is feeling unsafe [external resource]

A podcast about the most important things to focus on for survivors at the start of their journey of recovery.

Sexual health and contraception in Pakistan

Busting common myths about contraception and sexual health in Pakistan, and where you can get in-person care.

Your Story Matters (YSM) by Chayn

If you've been treated in a way that has made you feel uncomfortable or violated, let YSM be your companion because your story matters. Through a curated list of resources created by us and others, we talk through the difficult thoughts and emotions you may be going through. Created by survivors of sexual abuse across the world.

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