Job description: Stella Project Coordinator at AVA
Areas of interest: Housing and homelessness – services for women with complex needs, Domestic abuse, Families and children – including relationships, Substance use, Women involved in the criminal justice system, Mental health and wellbeing, Childhood trauma – including being in care or childhood abuse, Improving support for women involved in prostitution
Jennifer Holly's Recent Activity
"Between 2010 and 2013, AVA's Stella Project delivered a three-year action research project with selected domestic and sexual organisations, substance use and mental health agencies to develop, implement and evaluate a model of integrated partnership working to address the combined issues of domestic and sexual violence, substance use and psychological distress.
Based in Bristol, Nottinghamshire and the London Borough of Hounslow, the project focused on:
Policy and procedure development, training and partnership working with six agencies in each of the three pilot sites.
Good practice guidance. Following the completion of the action research, good practice was developed.
Online training course addressing the overlapping issues was also created.
The project was independently evaluated by a team of researchers from the University of Middlesex, led by Dr Miranda Horvath.
Key resources from the project can be downloaded including a full project outline, 'Evaluation reports - interim and final report', '"Treat me like a human being" - survivor consultation report (June 2012)', and 'Promising practices: Mental Health Trust responses to domestic violence' (October 2012).
The toolkit and e-learning can be accessed from the AVA website: http://www.avaproject.org.uk/our-projects/stella-project/stella-project-mental-health-initiative.aspx"
Reply To: Mental health and wellbeing