Creating Sanctuary: Building Safe Spaces to Share Taboo Experiences

Dr Jacqui Dillon is a respected activist, writer and speaker, and has lectured and published worldwide on trauma, abuse, psychosis, dissociation and healing. Jacqui is the national Chair of the Hearing Voices Network in England, Honorary Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at the University of East London, Visiting Research Fellow at The Centre for Community Mental Health, Birmingham City University and a member of the Advisory Board, The Collaborating Centre for Values-Based Practice in Health and Social Care, St Catherine’s College, Oxford University. Jacqui has co-edited 3 books and has published numerous articles and papers. Jacqui’s experiences of surviving childhood abuse and subsequent experiences of using psychiatric services inform her work and she is an outspoken advocate and campaigner for trauma informed approaches to madness and distress. In 2017, the University of East London conferred an Honorary Doctorate of Psychology on Jacqui in recognition of her services to mental health. For further information, please see: