Monday, 31 July 2017

Research study - invitation to women to participate

Message from Kate Madden:

We would like to invite you to take part in a research study which is being done by Royal Holloway, University of London. The study aims to understand more about women who have been sexually assaulted, and what factors relate to how often they intend to and do attend their cervical smear. It is all done online and is completely anonymous. More details can be found at this link:

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Death friend or foe

When you are young you don’t feel the strain of life
You are full of passion; which runs through you rife
The next love seems all you look for in your search
To find a perfect mate who really gets you
But what if you have lived your life in a fog
To find your self is now and long over do
Searching, searching for self and a match
Settling for second best becomes your catch

Unhappiness and disappointment become common place
Never to win this lost and lonely race
Pain and deterioration of body and soul
Becomes all that is left in this fruit bowl
I have given people and life my all
So when death comes I will be ready for that call 

Sunday, 2 July 2017


We are all on a journey and are constantly being told that we are strong…. 
we probably don’t believe it.
We all regard strength as that physical force as in punching someone. 
We ignore the other meaning - the capacity of an object or substance to withstand great force or pressure.

We are that strength - 
We continue to speak to a counsellor every week - some travelling a long way.
We cry, we agonise,  we try to make sense of that thing that brings us to the haven of safety that is the Sue Lambert Trust.
We listen to the other voice in the room and try and make him or her understand.

We miss in our tears and our pain the one real fact.
We are able to speak to a counsellor and open our minds and hearts and yes, to cry like babies and to try different things and people and places.


One day we will see it and smile ……. and continue on the journey.

(SLT Client)