Keeping Control: what to do if you have experienced abuse or hate crime

These resources are for anyone who has experienced abuse, victimisation or hate crime directed at them because of their mental distress or psychiatric diagnosis.

By Alison Faulkner

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This resource is based on research carried out at Middlesex University by Dr Sarah Carr, Dr Trish Hafford-Lechfield, Dr Alison Faulkner, Dorothy Gould, Christine Khisa, Claudia Megele, and Rachel Cohen. Research papers published from this research can be found here and here. The aim is to share some of our research findings with you and to give you ideas and suggestions about what you can do if you have experienced this kind of abuse. This resource is based on independent research funded by the National Institute for Health Research School for Social Care Research (NIHR SSCR).

We have organised the report in four parts:

  1. What people told us
  2. What people found helpful
  3. What you can do if you have experienced abuse or believe you have been a victim of hate crime
  4. Sources of help

Interviews with Alison Faulkner, Christine Khisa, Ian Loynes, Sarah Carr and Tina Coldham: