THE TRAUMA TALKS PODCAST
The Trauma Talks Podcast is a monthly series that examines a different experience of trauma in each episode. The presenters, Jeremy Sachs and Katherine Cox are joined in each episode by a different panel of guests who bring with them their lived experience of trauma. The podcast examines the challenges of living with trauma, investigates current work being done in the field, (from frontline services to policymaking) and shares practical coping strategies. None of the episodes go into detail about traumatic events, it is designed to be information sharing, educational and supportive. The aim is to challenge and dispel stigma and myths around types of trauma. To give survivors a platform to communicate their own messages and to give a voice to silenced communities. Find the latest episodes on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Podcast Addict and all major podcast providers. Alternatively, scroll down to the bottom of this page to listen
1. THE TRAUMA TALKS: COVID-19
June 8th 2020
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Trauma Talks recording studio in North London closed and the project was put on hold. However, the team set up a low-fi video call and invited three guests from previously recorded episodes back to investigate whether a history of trauma can actually help us survive lockdown?
2. THE TRAUMA TALKS: MALE CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE
June 30th 2020
In this episode, Jeremy and Katherine investigate childhood sexual abuse experienced by men. We ask, how do we move beyond such an early trauma in order to thrive in our lives?
We speak with a panel of experts through experience as well as interview Dr. Christiane Sanderson, psychologist, consultant and author, with over thirty years of working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse, sexual and domestic violence and complex trauma.
3. THE TRAUMA TALKS: PRISONS
August 5th 2020
In this episode, Jeremy and Katherine investigate the experience of being a detainee within the British prison system. We ask what are the struggles while in prison and what can we do to manage trauma once released?
We speak to a panel of ex-prisoners and visit Kelly Gleeson, who runs trauma support groups for women in prison, works with the Prison Reform Trust as the Advice and Information Trainee is an ACE trained practitioner and is currently servicing a five-year sentence.
4. THE TRAUMA TALKS: BIRTH PTSD
September 1st 2020
In this episode, Jeremy and Katherine investigate Birth Trauma. We ask what is Birth Trauma? Why is it so unheard of? Can it be experienced vicariously by the partner who is not pregnant? and why is it so common?
We speak to a panel of parents with lived experience of Birth Trauma and visit Kim Thomas, a journalist, author and CEO of the Birth Trauma Association.
5. THE TRAUMA TALKS: CHEMSEX
October 6th 2020
In this episode, Jeremy and Katherine investigate the relatively unknown world of Chemsex. We ask, what is it? how does it effect our relationship with drugs and sex? how does it effect our relationship with ourselves? In what ways are chemsex and trauma linked?
We speak with a panel of experts through experience as well as interview Simon Marks, an addiction, compulsive behaviours and childhood trauma expert to explore themes, recovery and wellbeing.
6. THE TRAUMA TALKS: INTERSECTIONALITY
November 3rd 2020
In this episode, Jeremy and Katherine investigate how intersectionality effects the management of trauma. We examine the complex challenges of accessing health services, dating and our relationship with our own identity when facing trauma and intersectional prejudice. We also investigate public health and ask the question, what changes are needed in order to provide a better understanding of intersectional issues when providing healthcare and policy?
We speak with a panel of experts through experience as well as interview Guppi Bola, an expert in de-colonising economics, social justice and public health.