Understanding Trauma, Building Resilience

Manchester Art Gallery, 4th October 2022

Click on link to see report presented to Health Scrutiny Committee on 21st July 2021 by Manchester Health and Care Commissioning outlining the journey that Manchester is on to become an ACE aware, trauma informed and trauma responsive City.


Research shows that the adversity we experience as a child can affect how our stress response functions, leading to long-term changes in our brains and bodies and leading to health problems as an adult.

• There is a dose response relationship between ACEs and the development of poor physical, mental and behavioural health.

• In the UK nearly 50% of people have experienced at least one ACE, with 9%-12% experiencing 4 or more ACEs.

• Experiencing 4 or more ACEs is associated with significantly increased risk for: heart disease, stroke, cancer, COPD, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and suicide.

ACEs and Trauma Informed Practice Update 2021

Published by CHARM Greater Manchester

CHARM, the Community for Holistic, Accessible, Rights Based Mental Health was launched by The Organic Recovery Learning Community in September 2020.

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