PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors) is a project set up in 2010 as part of the charity START (Survivors Trauma and Abuse Recovery Trust). We currently have a staff of three full-timers and four part-timers - for more information, meet the team.

PODS works to make recovery from dissociative disorders a reality through training, informing and supporting:

  • TRAINING

    • we run around 20 training days a year throughout the UK, to equip counsellors, therapists and other professionals to work with dissociation, trauma and sexual abuse. Many of these days are also suitable for 'stable survivors'. [More information]
    • we are developing distance learning training resources, such as webinars and DVDs. [More information] 
  • INFORMING

    • we publish a magazine, Multiple Parts, three times a year in Spring, Summer and Autumn. [More information]
    • we publish books, booklets and resources. [More information]
    • we hold 100+ articles on our website relating to trauma and dissociation. [More information]
    • we maintain a research directory of current and recent research into dissociative disorders. [More information]
    • we maintain a list of links to other organisations in the field who may be able to help. [More information]
    • we have an Amazon-linked bookstore to provide access to highly-regarded books relating to trauma and dissociation. [More information] 
  • SUPPORTING

    • We support dissociative survivors
      • We have a small counselling service based in Cambridgeshire. [More information]
      • We can help direct survivors towards a 'dissociation-friendly therapist' by means of our register, which lists details of 1400+ counsellors and therapists in the UK willing to work with trauma and dissociation. [More information]
      • We run a weekly 'drop-in' telephone helpline for survivors. [More information]
      • We provide signposting, advice and support by phone and email at other times of the week. [More information]
    • We support professionals working with trauma and dissociation
      • We provide a therapist 'supportline' for phone and email advice and support [More information]
      • We provide a networking list for therapists working in this field to be able to get in touch with like-minded professionals [More information]
      • We provide a register of 'dissociation-friendly' therapists which suitable professionals can join [More information]