About TIC CIC

Many of the most disadvantaged children, young people and adults in our society have undergone prolonged early exposure to traumatic experiences including bereavement, neglect and abuse or domestic violence, as well as parental absence due to mental health problems, addiction or imprisonment.

These experiences are likely to have a significant long term impact on an individual’s health and wellbeing and, as a result, place immense strain on schools, Children and Family Services, and a wide range of Adult Services, who struggle to deal with the fallout.  

Trauma Informed Care Community Interest Company (TIC CIC) has been set up to help organisations respond to this. It is the only UK CIC specialising in promoting the trauma informed care model and in building the skills, experience and support required to implement it.

TIC CIC was founded by Cath Gilliver in September 2017 to raise awareness of the topic, and to build skills and knowledge across a wide range of UK human services.

In 2016 Cath was awarded a Winston Churchill Travel Fellowship to research the implementation of trauma informed care in the United States. This experience convinced her of the value of this approach in turning around the lives of some of the most disadvantaged children and adults in society through simple but radical changes, helping to heal their hurt.

 

About trauma informed care

Find out more about trauma informed care, to see how it involves understanding and recognising the effects of trauma.

See the impact of trauma, and how those with four or more experiences of trauma are 20 times more likely than others to be put in prison.

Understand how to become trauma informed by using a set of simple, yet effective changes in service provision.

Contact us to see how we can help you become more trauma informed.

 

 
 

Meet the team

 
 
Cath Gilliver

Cath Gilliver

Founder

Cath Gilliver

Cath trained as a mental health nurse and psychotherapist and spent almost 30 years working in NHS mental health services as a nurse, therapist, senior manager and commissioner.  She joined the voluntary sector in 2005 as regional director of icap (Immigrant Counselling & Psychotherapy) which works particularly with the Irish community. From 2007 to 2017, Cath was chief executive of SIFA Fireside, a frontline homelessness service in Birmingham.  She is also an experienced freelance consultant and trainer.

 

Education

UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
MA, Social and cultural history

OPEN UNIVERSITY
BA, Arts and social science

Experience

  • SIFA Fireside, chief executive, 2007 to 2017
  • Further employment

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Louise Kilbride

Louise Kilbride

Associate

Louise Kilbride

Louise is co-director of Kilbride Communicatios, which provides consultancy and communications in the public and third sectors. Louise worked with Cath at Sifa Fireside, and is providing support in research, communications and organisational development.

 

Education

ASTON UNIVERSITY

BSc Hons  Linguistics & Modern Languages

NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY BUSINESS SCHOOL
Certificate in Management

Experience

Co-founder, Kilbride Communications

  

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Rob Benson

Rob Benson

ASSOCIATE

Rob Benson

Marketing consultant Rob has worked in health and care for over 10 years, and has direct personal experience of the impact of trauma on children. Rob advises TIC CIC on digital marketing.

 

Education

UNIVERSITY OF WOLVERHAMPTON
PG Dip, Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing

UNIVERSITY OF LINCOLN
BA Hons, Radio and print journalism

Experience

  • Freelance marketing consultant
  • Senior communications manager, Highland Marketing
  • Knowledge manager/e-communications, NHS/Department of Health

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