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Webinar: Rebuilding Lives

Domestic Violence, Mental Health, and Strategies for Breaking Victim-Perpetrator Bonds

This online event will focus on domestic violence, mental health, and attachment to perpetrators. 

The webinar aims to shed light on the complex dynamics and challenges faced by survivors of domestic violence. 

The keynote speaker for the event is Mags Lesiak, a Cambridge PhD researcher specialising in trauma and attachment. Mags will discuss the impact of trauma on attachment patterns and its relevance to domestic violence survivors. 

Also speaking: Sandra Reddish who will discuss post separation abuse, and Rubi Sandhu, discussing the impact of domestic abuse on mental health. 

Wednesday 4 October
9.30 - 11.30am
Webinar on Microsoft Teams

This event is ideal for:

  • professionals who work with survivors of domestic abuse
  • people who have experienced domestic abuse, seeking understanding
  • anyone who wishes to understand more about these complex dynamics, stay up to date with research, and connect with others in this field

You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions of all the speakers.


Mags Lesiak

Mags is a criminologist and trainer with 10 years of experience in mental health. She holds a first-class MPhil in Criminological Research from the University of Cambridge and is currently pursuing her PhD at the same institution. Her research focuses on understanding why some individuals develop attachments to their perpetrators.

Sandra Reddish

Sandra is Domestic Abuse Outreach Manager working for BWP, a small charity supporting female survivors of domestic abuse. She created and runs The Survivors Programme, a 7-week group domestic abuse programme.

Rubi Sandhu

With a background in psychology and neuroscience, Rubi has worked in several health and social care settings aimed at supporting and developing individuals impacted by trauma and adverse experiences.