Welcome to the website of Safe to Say which is here to inform you of the work that we do and the training available. You will also find information on documentaries we have produced, publications of our work in national Journals, a recent award that we have won and an introduction to the director Sue Hampson.
Sue believes that the training and consultancy Safe to Say offers will enable staff and managers to safely and confidently respond to and work with adult disclosures of CSA and other traumatic experiences.
Sue has been a practising counsellor, supervisor and trainer for over 20 years. She was the Beyond Trauma National Training Officer at Health in Mind from 2004 – 2006.
She co-authored with Sarah Nelson Yes You Can Working with Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse published by the Scottish Executive in 2005. Sue was Safe to Say National Training for Trainers Coordinator at SAMH from 2007 -2012. She became Trauma Practice Manager at SAMH until December 2013.
She made the film Lifting the Lid men who survive childhood sexual abuse as children which won the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film documentary award 2009.
Sue went onto design a new training entitled Safe for Parents to Say and produced another film Tell Tale Signs. Both are designed for staff in the voluntary and statutory services working with parents focusing on the particular needs of parent survivors, and how they might assist parents to disclose childhood sexual abuse and work through consequent anxieties in relation to parenting.
Number 69. It is the story of one man’s struggle to get justice for Institutional abuse during the 1970’s in Devon and the impact of going through the judicial process. This was released in late 2016.
The most recent focus of her work is as producer of Time to Respond; a documentary that works with women who suffer from post-natal depression, and are all survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse. The film highlights what good practice looks and feels like for survivors. This will soon be launched at the Cameo Picture House in Edinburgh on 21st June 2018.
Sue worked and lived in Edinburgh for 34 years but has recently moved to Fife. Earlier in her working life Sue was a lecturer in an FE college, has worked with Vietnamese boat people and taught in a language institute in Cairo, Egypt. Sue has a daughter and is passionate about her work with survivors.