POSITIVE ROLE MODEL AWARD FOR GENDER –
Kirsty Tate facilitates transformative treatments for women to help them recover from addiction and to overcome traumatic pasts. Experiencing unimaginable trauma throughout her life, with both parents addicted to Heroin and violence being a regular occurrence, Kirsty was taken into care and developed a feral attitude towards life. Today, Kirsty has overcome unthinkable horrors and works tirelessly to save lives and spread positivity as Learning and Development Lead at the Nelson Trust. She has developed the Griffin program, a 9-week intervention to support women with a sex working history to have a safe space to discuss and process the trauma of their experiences. Her latest venture is Phoenix rising retreats, a series of four women’s retreats providing a safe space for women in recovery to find real solutions for difficulties with intimacy, relationships, sex, body image and empowerment.