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"Do you want to be your Authentic self at work"? is this months question of the month. Chris and Beverley share share their own thoughts and Lived Experience in answering this question especially as a survivor of Abuse and also a Care Leaver. If you have a question you would like Chris and Beverley to answer then please contact them by emailing: Breakingthecycletostepforward@gmail.com https://survivorsofabuse.org.uk/ https://stepforwardpractice.co.uk

"Do you want to be your Authentic self at work"? is this months question of the month. Chris and Beverley share share their own thoughts and Lived Experience in answering this question especially as a survivor of Abuse and also a Care Leaver. If you have a question you would like Chris and Beverley to answer then please contact them by emailing:
 
<a href=Breakingthecycletostepforward@gmail.com https://survivorsofabuse.org.uk/ https://stepforwardpractice.co.uk"/>

#Day21 walking is a meditation to me.some days it's about being still or gentle, other times it's faster and about release and letting go. When walking today it was windy and wet yet I chose to walk along the sea front and the sea reflected some of my emotions. Self care is important to me ❤️

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Mathew shares his amazing story with Chris and Beverley which includes his own experience of Sexual Abuse. Together with the amazing challenges he has overcome by walking across Europe to get legislation and law changed! He speaks frankly and also shares his amazing work with The Brave Movement which is a world wide Survivor movement. If you have any questions that you would like to ask please contact Chris and Beverley by email:breakingthecycletostepforward@gmail.com Rethink Drink: The Sinclair Method UK https://www.bravemovement.org/ https://survivorsofabuse.org.uk/ https://stepforwardpractice.co.uk

#Day11 taking part in @fatima.whitbread Fatima's 29 mile February and what a great start to Monday morning and a new week with @actionforchildrenuk

Yehudis grew up in London as part of the Charedi (Ultra-orthodox) Jewish community. When she disclosed her experiences of sexual abuse by a family friend, she and her family were punished and faced ostracisation. In 2011, Yehudis set up a charity supporting other Jewish victims of sexual abuse across the UK, providing them with information that was otherwise inaccessible to them. Through her work in the sector, she developed a working group to establish the Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week, the first of its kind in the UK. The week focuses on amplifying the voices of those with lived experiences and prompting resources, services, and campaigns about sexual abuse and sexual violence. #ItsNotOk Yehudis chaired the Met Police Independent Advisory Group for Rape & Serious Sexual Offences, ensuring victims from all cultures and communities are represented in policing and referral pathways were established for victims that engaged in the criminal justice system. Yehudis works as a Policy Officer and is completing a Masters at Goldsmiths University in Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse. breakingthecycletostepforward@gmail.com https://sexualabuseandsexualviolenceawarenessweek.org/ https://survivorsofabuse.org.uk/ https://stepforwardpractice.co.uk

Yehudis grew up in London as part of the Charedi (Ultra-orthodox) Jewish community. When she disclosed her experiences of sexual abuse by a family friend, she and her family were punished and faced ostracisation.
 
In 2011, Yehudis set up a charity supporting other Jewish victims of sexual abuse across the UK, providing them with information that was otherwise inaccessible to them. Through her work in the sector, she developed a working group to establish the Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week, the first of its kind in the UK. The week focuses on amplifying the voices of those with lived experiences and prompting resources, services, and campaigns about sexual abuse and sexual violence.
 
#ItsNotOk Yehudis chaired the Met Police Independent Advisory Group for Rape & Serious Sexual Offences, ensuring victims from all cultures and communities are represented in policing and referral pathways were established for victims that engaged in the criminal justice system. Yehudis works as a Policy Officer and is completing a Masters at Goldsmiths University in Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse.
 
<a href=breakingthecycletostepforward@gmail.com https://sexualabuseandsexualviolenceawarenessweek.org/ https://survivorsofabuse.org.uk/ https://stepforwardpractice.co.uk"/>
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#Day7challenge and got out this morning for a quick walk before playing 9 holes in golf (which is about 3 miles) but didn't take my phone to track. Loving this challenge for @actionforchildrenuk @fatima.whitbread 29 mile February Challenge knowing that it's not just about wellness and self care but also a fundraiser and raising awareness for a cause so close to my heart ♥️ #careleaver #Fatima'sUKChallenge

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This month;s question is "Are you afraid of the conversation?" where Chris and Beverley will be looking at this question and sharing their insights and also Lived Experiences. "Have You Got 5 Minutes? is an opportunity to answer your questions. If you have a question you would like discussed pleased email: breakingthecycletostepforward@gmail.com

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DAY 2 OF Fatima's 29 mile ca.paign I. Collaboration with @actionforchildrenuk - and today was gloomy and drizzling when we started but feeling refreshed now @fatima.whitbread

Sibling Abuse is a conversation that does not take place easily and when it is Sibling Sexual Abuse it's a Big Taboo. Dr Elly Hanson who is currently researching and completing a report on behalf of sexual abuse support charities joins Chris and Beverley to open this conversation. Also, joined by Kath who shared her own experience in a Channel 4 documentary called Family Life, and is passionate about opening this conversation and awareness too. Self care is always important and please see a link below for support information and feel free to email Chris and Beverley with any question you may have. breakingthecycletostepforward@gmail.com https://www.communitycare.co.uk/2019/12/17/family-secret-documentary-social-workers-need-know-sibling-sexual-abuse/ http://www.siblingsexualtrauma.com/

Sibling Abuse is a conversation that does not take place easily and when it is Sibling Sexual Abuse it's a Big Taboo. Dr Elly Hanson who is currently researching and completing a report on behalf of sexual abuse support charities joins Chris and Beverley to open this conversation. Also, joined by Kath who shared her own experience in a Channel 4 documentary called Family Life, and is passionate about opening this conversation and awareness too. Self care is always important and please see a link below for support information and feel free to email Chris and Beverley with any question you may have.
<a href=breakingthecycletostepforward@gmail.com https://www.communitycare.co.uk/2019/12/17/family-secret-documentary-social-workers-need-know-sibling-sexual-abuse/ http://www.siblingsexualtrauma.com/"/>
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Curtis is an Advanced Practitioner, Independent Social Worker, PhD candidate and placement Supervisor and he shares his insights into his world of Social work with Chris and Beverley. He is passionate, honest, and direct about his approach and thoughts. As a host of The Social Work Race Podcast he is a very interesting speaker. breakingthecycletostepforward@gmail.com https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-social-work-race-podcast https://survivorsofabuse.org.uk/ https://stepforwardpractice.co.uk

Curtis is an Advanced Practitioner, Independent Social Worker, PhD candidate and placement Supervisor and he shares his insights into his world of Social work with Chris and Beverley. He is passionate, honest, and direct about his approach and thoughts. As a host of The Social Work Race Podcast he is a very interesting speaker.
 
<a href=breakingthecycletostepforward@gmail.com https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-social-work-race-podcast https://survivorsofabuse.org.uk/ https://stepforwardpractice.co.uk"/>

Using her own Lived Experience, Della campaigns to ensure convicted sex offenders cannot slip through the net changing their name and giving themselves new identities. She was abused at 6years old by a known perpetrator (who went on to change his name 5 times). As an ambassador for the Safeguarding Alliance, an author and avid campaigner, she shares with Chris and Beverley, about Dellas Law, and how implementing this will prevent known sex offenders, from wiping clean their offending past and to ensure DBS checks are not mis-informed. If you have any questions or would like to know more please email Chris and Beverley at: Breakingthecycletostepforward@gmail.com Amazon link for book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Trapped-story-battle-justice-childhood/dp/1789465125 Safeguarding alliance: https://www.thesafeguardingalliance.org.uk/research-sex-offender-name-change/

Using her own Lived Experience, Della campaigns to ensure convicted sex offenders cannot slip through the net changing their name and giving themselves new identities. She was abused at 6years old by a known perpetrator (who went on to change his name 5 times).
As an ambassador for the Safeguarding Alliance, an author and avid campaigner, she shares with Chris and Beverley, about Dellas Law, and how implementing this will prevent known sex offenders, from wiping clean their offending past and to ensure DBS checks are not mis-informed. If you have any questions or would like to know more please email Chris and Beverley at:
 
<a href=Breakingthecycletostepforward@gmail.com Amazon link for book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Trapped-story-battle-justice-childhood/dp/1789465125 Safeguarding alliance: https://www.thesafeguardingalliance.org.uk/research-sex-offender-name-change/"/>

Chris and Beverley put themselves Under The Spotlight, by asking each other questions about their own experiences and opinions. Answering from the heart, in this authentic, uncut episode, if you have any questions you would like answered please email: breakingthecycletostepforward@gmail.com https://survivorsofabuse.org.uk/ https://stepforwardpractice.co.uk

Chris and Beverley put themselves Under The Spotlight, by asking each other questions about their own experiences and opinions. Answering from the heart, in this authentic, uncut episode, if you have any questions you would like answered please email: <a href=breakingthecycletostepforward@gmail.com https://survivorsofabuse.org.uk/ https://stepforwardpractice.co.uk"/>
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Following Fatuma Whitbread's acceptance on BBC Sports Personality Of The Year, of the Helen Rollason award. Recognizing her outstanding achievement in the face of adversity, Fatima returns to share with Chris & Beverley her passion and message in raising awareness of Fatuma's UK Campaign to make change happen and what the award meant to her. If you would like more information and to make a donation please use the link below: https://www.fatimascampaign.com/ breakingthecycletostepforward@gmail.com

As a Care Leaver myself, this is a very important campaign, as I experienced the everyday prejudice of growing up in care and even today in some scenarios. In addition to the low expectations for my future and lack of support at 16 when living in a hostel. Can you help Fatima Whitbread raise £1750,000 to support children and young people in the care system. To harness the power of “ONE VOICE” by giving young people in care a voice and by creating a collaborative, cohesive and meaningful partnership between all the agencies and organizations involved so that: All children (who for whatever reason are taken into care) are treated with respect and compassion. They are given the opportunity to fulfil their positive, potential in an environment which fosters self-worth and confidence. That the system provides the necessary support and resources to give each youngster the skills, enthusiasm and confidence to become productive members of society. Please donate to the JustGiving Crowdfunding Page: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/fatimaseverestchallenge?utm_term=WbMwyq2rx

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There are some definitions of abuse that have been and continue, to be defined as "Larking about" or "just a joke" however how does it feel to be on the receiving end? Chris and Beverley discuss this topic sharing their views from their own Lived Experience and Professional Perspective. We would love to hear your feedback and thoughts and you can contact us on: breakingthecycletostepforward@gmail.com https://survivorsofabuse.org.uk/ https://stepforwardpractice.co.uk

There are some definitions of abuse that have been and continue, to be defined as "Larking about" or "just a joke" however how does it feel to be on the receiving end? Chris and Beverley discuss this topic sharing their views from their own Lived Experience and Professional Perspective. We would love to hear your feedback and thoughts and you can contact us on:
 
<a href=breakingthecycletostepforward@gmail.com https://survivorsofabuse.org.uk/ https://stepforwardpractice.co.uk"/>
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The StepForward Practice️ Updated their cover photo. 3 months ago

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What a great night listening to @sissaylemn Poet, comic with a touch of sarcasm 🤣🤣 Fellow Care Leaver and proud. Highly respected and a great night Thank you from Bev and Kev #Shoreham #Wordfest ❤️

Looking forward to tomorrow night attending the Powerhouse Global Awards hosted by @anita.bradshaw. After receiving a nomination from @drzina.bala_tv I am feeling honoured to be selected as 1 of the finalists. With @christuck_wwhf joining me to celebrate not only the award but also our first year anniversary of our Podcast @breakingthecycletostepforward being released on all major podcast platforms. Thank you to @karenroberts.tv who encouraged us to to join @mintwaveradio and for all the hard work she does in the background with Merry Mae Aspacio Cenas. We can only achieve great things with great people behind us, to hold our hands, to push and encourage us when we are scared and when we doubt ourselves. Thank you also to the special people in my life who enable me to be myself, and with their Love give me the encouragement to follow my life's passion and purpose. Feeling very humbled ❤️🙏❤️

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Attending the Mental Health NHS connectivity conference today bringIng collaboration between NHS, charities & private independent support which is Trauma Informed. To enable an Integrated Mental Healthcare by exploring the future of pathways and tools and connecting the dots. Looking for effective solutions to replace a current support structure which is in crises ❤️

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As a @sirpa_uk trained Practitioner I will be joining the founder Georgie Oldfield for a Live Q&A session this afternoon at 4pm BST. If you have a question about Mind/Body Medicine including Chronic Pain, Migraine and Fatigue you can join us live (see Facebook link in Bio) or message me with your question.

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If you have a question about Chronic Pain or Fatigue you can join Beverley Ann and Georgie Oldfield founder of @SIRPA live today at 4pm by clicking on the link below. If you are unable to join live than feel free to message your question ❤️

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Beverley Ann is speaking live at the trauma conference on Wednesday 5 July 2023 @10am. Click on the link below to register for free ❤️

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Take a Stand Against Abuse - https://mailchi.mp/deb5d4cb1bcb/take-a-stand-against-abuse "The Journey to Self-Esteem and Resilience for Survivors." This concentrated theme offers remarkable value and support, and the best part is, it's entirely cost-free! Sharing knowledge, insights, and wisdom with you to aid you on your personal healing journey. We look forward to helping you navigate the path to recovery, bolstering your self-esteem and fostering resilience in the process. Get your free pass here: https://wendykier.com/live/

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Ok I have lost my mind.... Been watching the London & Brighton Marathon for years and even been up there to support others too.... And finally today I have entered the Brighton Marathon 2024!!!! I am not a runner so I will start training from now and if anyone else has been harbouring thoughts and mad enough to join me - today's the day ❤️ You can run for your own charity - I will run on behalf of SOB - Survivors Of ABuse as I am a survivor and also the founder is Chris Tuck who is my co-host of Breaking The Cycle To StepForward Podcast, radio and YouTube Channel. So let me know if you are signing up, or would love tips and support re training. Let's do this and get this started ❤️❤️

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Our sector-led presentation during #SocialWorkWeek2023 is now available to watch as a recording. 251 registrants from all aspects of social care, including mental health NHS and social services, had the opportunity to interact in an anonymous poll ensuring interaction. The final results are available as studies and if you have any questions, or require a certificate of attendance feel free to contact Beverley@stepforwardpractice.co.uk. Click on the link below to access the full webinar.

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When clients come to us looking for recovery from Chronic Fatigue and or Pain, Fibromyalgia, M.E post viral fatigue even Long Covid, we recognize the complexity of different approaches. Hence we refer you to specialists. Janie Perry is one of our specialist nutritionists that is part of our referral practitioner team and you can hear her on meridian radio ❤️

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Beverley Ann and Chris Tuck talk about overcoming Abuse and Trauma in conversations. Breaking The Cycle To StepForward podcast is available on all platforms including iTunes, Spotify, audible, Google and many more ❤️

Chronic Fatigue & Fibromyalgia can be daunting and debilitating, however there is possible recovery. We work alongside your GP if you wish and we offer additional online support too. Book a free explorer call today to find out more.... Come and see Beverley Ann at @Southwick Shoreham by Sea Local Community at SOS Osteopaths & Wellbeing Clinic. Contact Beverley@stepforwardpractice.co.uk today and take a StepForward towards recovery ❤️

Chronic Fatigue & Fibromyalgia can be daunting and debilitating, however there is possible recovery. We work alongside your GP if you wish and we offer additional online support too. 

Book a free explorer call today to find out more.... Come and see Beverley Ann at @Southwick Shoreham by Sea Local Community at SOS Osteopaths & Wellbeing Clinic.  

Contact <a href=Beverley@stepforwardpractice.co.uk today and take a StepForward towards recovery ❤️"/>
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Being able to talk about self harm is important... The fear about that often stems from a belief that it causes it...that is a myth. The cause is unprocessed emotions and trauma. ❤️

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Do you find it challenging voicing your emotions? Chris Tuck and I speak about this in this episode of our podcast Breaking The Cycle To StepForward ❤️

As part of our recovery options, for chronic fatigue, M.E and fibromyalgia, we can refer you to other specialist practitioners including nutritionists. Physical, Mental (neurological) and emotional health are all interconnected, hence your thyroid health is important ❤️

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This podcast is an open conversation about pregnancy and the impact of trauma and abuse and the triggers. There is very little current information available about this and yet many women feel isolated in not knowing who to speak to about it. There are 2 parts to this and we welcome your questions ❤️

Want to speak to someone face to face and find out options for recovery from Chronic Fatigue and pain? Beverley is available between 1pm and 2pm on Wednesday

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This post was shared on Mind Therapy and it says it so well ❤️

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Do you Spotify to listen to podcasts? This is the link to our podcast Breaking The Cycle To StepForward with Chris Tuck. If you have a question or a topic you would like covered please comment,. Private message or email us ❤️