Thank you Corrie!

thank you corrie for raising awareness of domestic abuse

As a team of survivors of domestic abuse, we are really impressed with the storyline in Coronation Street focusing on domestic abuse. The researchers and cast have done an amazing job understanding the issues that women face and have portrayed this in a powerful and sensitive way.

It has shown how coercive control and abuse has escalated over a long period of time and how Geoff has discredited and isolated Yasmeen from friends and family.

It has been a really hard storyline to watch because it echoes so closely what all of us have been through and we know that so many women (and children) out there are trapped in these awful and heartbreaking situations like we once were.

Storylines like this are such a powerful way to support the public to understand what domestic abuse and coercive control can look like. It can also save lives. We hope it helps women who are going through something similar to understand that this shouldn’t be happening to you and it is not your fault. Domestic abuse doesn’t necessarily include physical violence. The emotional and psychological impact alone is incredibly damaging.

The storyline is still evolving, and we hope it continues to raise awareness about this relentless pandemic that has been with us for a long time – domestic abuse. We also hope that people will feel inspired to act and believe and support survivors of domestic abuse.

As a society we need to call time on all forms of violence against women and domestic abuse.

Geoff has displayed signs of controlling behaviour for a long time. When did you first notice that his behaviour towards Yasmeen wasn’t right? Let us know what warning signs you spotted.

We also understand that this storyline may be triggering for women who have been through this experience and there is support out there for you if you need someone to talk to.

If you think you are experiencing domestic abuse and need advice and support you can call the Live Fear Free Helpline on 0808 80 10 800.

Even if your situation is historical, you may be living with the long term impact of domestic abuse and trauma and the helpline can advise you too.

You can catch up with the storyline on ITV Hub: https://www.itv.com/hub/coronation-street/1a0694

Let us know on facebook or twitter what you think of the storyline and please show your support for women who need to talk about their experiences in a safe space.

Huge thanks to ITV and the cast of Coronation Street for the amazing work you are doing here to raise awareness of domestic abuse.

Our Directors

We are all survivors of domestic abuse and come from a wide range of backgrounds. Here’s an insight into who we are!

Natasha Hirst – Deaf freelance photographer and journalist who believes in working hard and being nice to people. Into science, arts, equality, politics and social justice.

Amy Maria Jolliffe – Ex-convict, SEEdS Wales Safeguarding Officer and studying hospitality management at a leading chain of hotels. Loves people, tattoos and positivity!

Vicky Louise Lang – A lead generation manager with a natural empathy to life! Mother, music lover and gym goer.

Bethan Morgan – Actor, Artistic Director of Mercury Theatre Wales and writer of the DV play “35 Times”. Mother & Chocoholic!

Mel Rose – Passionate about ensuring that survivors get the best domestic abuse support and resources they need so they don’t experience the same struggles that we have. 

Natasha Sullivan-Dungey – Mother, daycare owner, trustee for a registered charity and a long-distance runner. Passionate about raising awareness of domestic abuse post-separation and has self-represented in a variety of Court arenas. 

Gauri Taylor-Nayar – Methodist preacher, mother, teacher, musician, lover of dogs, red wine and laughing.

Rachel Williams, Patron

We are honoured to have Rachel Williams as our Patron. Also a survivor of domestic violence, Rachel founded SUTDA – Stand Up To Domestic Abuse and is a tremendous advocate for victims and survivors.

It is with great pleasure that I accept the role of patron to SEEdS Wales (C.I.C). Having worked with many of the Seeds I find their work to be conscientious and diligent in the fight against VAWDASV and would heartily recommend them to any partnership who wishes to work with them.
I, personally, look forward to working with them now and in the future as individuals and as a company.
Good work SEEdS Wales, keep that banner flying high!!

Rachel Williams – Stand Up to Domestic Abuse