Linking Mental Health and Domestic Violence by Tackling Coercive Control & Narcissistic Abuse (NOW FULLY BOOKED)

September 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Wesley Euston Hotel & Conference Venue
81-103 Euston St
Kings Cross
London NW1 2EZ
£99 + vat
Samantha Woodburn
0330 133 0238


The insidious nature of Coercive Control and Narcissistic Abuse often goes undiagnosed or unrecognised leading to a failure to safeguard children from significant harm and provide the right support services for people affected.  It is highly unlikely that this form of abuse would have been included in the Office for National Statistics’ (NOS) figures reported for the year ending 31 March 2018 reports 599,549 domestic abuse-related crimes recorded by the police in England and Wales and a further 598,545 incidents not subsequently recorded as crimes.  There is a large amount of research in the public domain highlighting that the extent and impact of domestic abuse remain hidden.

It is critical for professionals to develop their knowledge and understanding and how to respond to reduce the “economic and social costs of domestic abuse” which the Government reported stood at £66 billion for the year ending 31 March 2017.


We have developed this one-day seminar to help professionals to develop their understanding of the concerns and what needs to be in place to help victims, their children and their families before they are at crisis point.

 It will highlight the underlying reasons why parents are unable to safeguard their children and why people in abusive relationships fail to break free. It will demonstrate how the limited resources and knowledge in this area are contributing to constant re-referrals to Children’s Services.


  • To gain an understanding of Coercive Control and Narcissistic Abuse
  • Understanding the survivors’ perspective (personal account from a survivor)
  • Promote a better understanding of the impact on victims
  • To learn why the lack of knowledge in this area is placing children at risk
  • The implications for day to day practice and organisations
  • To recognise the emotional, social and financial impact of domestic abuse
  • To support staff in achieving sustainable change tackling the cause of the problem and not the symptom.


This seminar is for anyone who has a role in safeguarding children i.e., staff working in Children’s Services, the Police, Health, Education, Cafcass Officers, Children Guardians, Housing and Probation Services.

 DATES:       Thursday, 11 July 2019 (fully booked)                     

Thursday, 19 September 2019

COST:         £99 plus VAT per person (including refreshments)

VENUE:       The Wesley Euston Hotel & Conference Venue, 81-103 Euston St, Kings Cross,                       London NW1 2EZ


Alison Smith, a Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Expert and Nikky Morgan, a Life Coach and Counsellor have combined their 35 years’ experience working with families and professionals to raise awareness of Narcissistic Abuse. They both have significant experience of working with survivors and perpetrators of domestic violence and have identified this as a gap in service provision.


If you would like to commission this training in-house, we will be happy to arrange this for you. Please email Samantha Woodburn at info@ or tel 0330 133 0238.