Our Team

Tammi Owen

Tammi is currently working with the Barry Community, called CUBE (Community United Barry 4 Everyone.

www.cubecentre.co.uk 

 

A community support centre ran by the community for the community. 

 

Tammi was employed by Wales Restorative Approaches Partnership from September 2014- April 2019, as an Advanced Practitioner for serious and complex cases, Project Manager, and specialist trainer.   She has worked via WRAP as a Project Manager in partnership with Victim Support and Restorative Solutions for a Pre-Sentence Restorative Justice Pathfinder pilot for Cardiff Crown Court.   Tammi also co-worked as part of a team in partnership with Cardiff and the Vale Integrated Family Support Service, in delivering a whole family domestic abuse restorative approaches intervention called Choices for Change. Tammi has been trained and is experienced in a range of restorative models and interventions, beginning with a Restorative Victim Awareness programme in Cardiff prison in 2007. In 2006 Tammi was employed by the Safer Vale Partnership as an Independent Domestic Violence Advocate, acting as the ‘voice of the victim’ through the criminal justice system.  During her time working in the Vale and working with Atal Y Fro (previously Women’s Aid in the Vale), Tammi worked in partnership with the Probation Service to deliver the Integrated Domestic Abuse Programme for male perpetrators in the community.  In the same period, Tammi helped design and deliver specific sessions and gave survivors of domestic abuse ongoing support on a Domestic Abuse perpetrator Victim Awareness Course with serious offenders in Cardiff prison.  With the help with her colleague Max Chadwick, Tammi co-wrote, delivered and accredited a Men’s Group Programme, as well as developing a Train the Trainer programme that was NVQ level 3 accredited with the Royal College of Teachers.

Max Chadwick

 

Max has front line experience in the area of ‘domestic abuse’, having worked with Probation, Social Services and Women’s Aid as a facilitator of the Integrated Domestic Abuse Program (IDAP), where he received his training from Probation in 2011. Max was also the Operations Manager for community IDAP, with a case load of participants who were part of the 9 month IDAP program as self-referrers. IDAP is a Probation program that is offered to men displaying abusive behaviours as an alternative to a custodial sentence where this is deemed appropriate.

Through his work with Prison Advice and Care Trust (PACT), Max has vast experience of delivering programmes in the prison setting. Currently delivering programs in prisons throughout the UK, working with men, women and young males. Max has also delivered his own programs in HMP Parc and HMP Usk.

He also works for MIND, having developed a therapeutic coaching approach which has proven successful at helping young people 14-18 with issues of depression, psychosis, anxiety and self-harming.

Max recently became a trainer for Mental Health First Aid (MHFA). MHFA is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem or in a mental health-related crisis.

Max is a freelance trainer and Life Coach and has a private Life Coaching practice based in Cardiff.

Max volunteers for Cardiff FNF Both Parents Matter Cymru, where he coaches individually and in groups, offering emotional support and guidance

Mental Health Awareness


Our New Online Wellbeing and Mental Health Units are now available 

 

Mental Health & Wellbeing Awareness for Front Line Support Professionals £25

 

Understanding Mental Health & Wellbeing Awareness for Front Line Support £55

 

Contact us for details

or

 

www.brightlink.org.uk
 

 

BLUEPRINT ONLINE PROGRAMMES

 

Blueprint offers 2 programmes for professionals wishing to work with or work more effectively with men or women, who are living with, or have lived with, abuse from their partner.  You may be a professional who works with families, you may be working in a supportive role with an individual within a family and want to develop more awareness on how to engage men or women  to address their own personal issues. 

 

Blueprint also offers 2 programmes for individual men and women who want to become more aware of their situation and develop tools and techniques to help themselves and move on if they wish to after living with abuse from current or past partner.

 

These programmes can be used together in a supported environment between a professional and an individual if they wish to do so, to support each other and encourage open communication and learning from both sides on impact on living with abuse and how professionals can support you in your choices and become more aware of what help and support is available.

 

To purchase please visit: 

 

For Individuals men or woman living with abuse click below

 

www.brightlink.org.uk/adult

 

 

For Professionals looking for high quality CPD with up to date resources for working with men or women click below

www.brightlink.org.uk/flsp/

 

 

Check out our new blog

Welcome to Whats New

 

To check out our Prezi introduction

 

Get to see who we are, what we offer and what the programmes are all about .. click link below

 

https://prezi.com/view/m/FLj76NKZ1cR2doyLUNWY/

 

Check out our mention by Wales online about our work

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/first-refuge-male-victims-domestic-14457922.amp

 

HOT OF THE PRESS ... 

 

PEER TO PEER NETWORK - SUPPORTING THE SUPPORTERS

 

We meet once a month, come and join us.  Email tammi for details 

 

See our latest blog entry discussing how we can make positive changes in our lives 

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