Star of the Month 2020

Welcome to Star of the Month, where each month we'll celebrate an amazing professional who goes above and beyond to help victims and survivors of domestic abuse. 

Do you know a professional who has gone above and beyond to change the response to domestic abuse and keep survivors and their families safe? Nominate someone for Star of the Month by emailing communications@safelives.org.uk with ‘Star of the Month’ as the subject line.

See the Stars of 2018

See the Stars of 2019


Dana qualified as a nurse in 1998, working for ten years in medical admissions, before taking the step to become a health visitor - a decision she says is the best she's ever made.

Shana is a domestic abuse campaigner with 25 years of lived experience of domestic abuse, ‘honour’-based violence and forced marriage, who now uses these experiences to help others.

Paul qualified as a nurse in 2004, working in A&E for six years. Paul was later seconded from a nurse practitioner in A&E, to his current role as a Domestic Abuse Health Advocate. 

Savin is a chartered Counselling Psychologist and a lecturer in psychology at the University of West London, overseeing PhD students completing their doctoral research in trauma and mental health.

In 2017, Grace joined Bristol charity, One25, which reaches out to women involved in, or at risk of becoming involved in, street sex work, as well as supporting women to escape poverty, violence and addiction. 

Julie is a trained Young Person’s Domestic Violence Advocate and counsellor. She has worked at The Wish Centre in Blackburn for ten years

Zainab Al-Shariff works as a qualified Independent Domestic Violence Advocate for Al-Hasaniya Moroccan Women’s Centre 

Lisa Woodward is a Ypva (young people's violence advisor) at GDASS

Tina’s journey with Fylde Coast Women’s Aid (FCWA) started as a service user, she came to the Fylde Coast seeking refuge with her three children 22 years ago.

Lorraine’s background was in Nursing and she qualified in 1987. She spent the latter part of her nursing career in Palliative Care, before moving into the domestic abuse field with Women’s Aid in 2001.