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Shana Begum

Abuse Survivor and Pioneer - SafeLives

Shana Begum is the founder of St Helens the Best Me CIC, a by and for grassroots organisation, led and run by volunteers in the community with lived experience of adverse childhood experience and domestic abuse, filling in the gaps that are normally left behind, breaking the cycle of domestic abuse and supporting people with unresolved trauma in holistic ways.

Shana is also a local government officer, Domestic Abuse Trainer with 25 years of lived experience of Domestic abuse, Honour based abuse, and forced marriages. Shana uses her lived experience in research and policy development to help change systems and supports organisations to become more inclusive and diverse for marginalised communities and neurodiverse people. Shana is part of various organisations, local, national and international.