Bloom: a digital platform for remote trauma support

A talk by Zoë Firth
Survivor Services Lead, Chayn

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About this talk

In 2020, as COVID-19 lockdowns were introduced around the world, many survivors were trapped at home with their abusers, and/or unable to access in-person support systems. In response, Chayn launched Bloom - a remote trauma support service, which filled an existing, serious gap in online, scalable services that survivors anywhere in the world can access for free. Since then, Bloom has supported over 1200 survivors from over 60 countries.

In this talk, we'll share what we've learned from running this sector-leading online mental health service. We'll explore the meaning of trauma-informed care in online practice, and how to champion survivors' mental health in our digital communities.