Training Tools

Survivors Stories DVDTeenage Relationship Abuse Commercials

Survivors Stories DVD




As Chair of the charity Compassion, Cathy has also driven forward the ‘Survivor’s Stories’ DVD,  developed as a resource and training tool for all professionals from both voluntary and statutory organisations working with those experiencing DV and abuse. It depicts the lives and diversity of survivors, their strength and tenacity in their struggle to be free from domestic violence and abuse. This DVD sells to a wide variety of agencies throughout the UK and as far a field as Western Australia and Japan.

Teenage Relationship Abuse Commercials



This series of commercial length films made by Compassion and funded by the Suffolk Community Foundation, is intended to raise awareness & understanding about issues of power, control and coercion experienced by at least 40% of young people in teenage relationships.

The brief for the young people involved in the project was to create films, which would inform their peers to identify teenage relationship abuse and to present this in a way that their peers could directly relate to. The films have been entirely developed by a collaboration of over 40 young people alongside support from professionals in scriptwriting, directing, filmmaking and sound by members of The Offshoot Foundation.