Diana Barran

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Diana Barran is our founder and former chief executive. She established Co-ordinated Action Against Domestic Abuse (Caada) – now SafeLives - in 2005 and left the organisation in 2017.


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Disrupting the silence

This week it is our staff conference - a time for us to get together and plan for the year ahead. It is crucial for us to always think about we can put the voice of victims and survivors at the heart of everything we do. Our Chief Executive, Diana, reflects on the power of people speaking out.

Mental health support must be part of the response to domestic abuse

Charities, campaigners and a small but growing number of MPs have done a brilliant job over the last fifteen years in raising awareness of mental health: tackling the myths, encouraging people to talk, and reducing the stigma. We know now that anyone can experience mental health problems, or have a friend or family who is struggling. That one in four stat has stuck.