In Healthwatch’s latest podcast episode trauma ambassador Allie shares her story of self harm after an abusive childhood and how her experiences as a child have led her to join websites which invite other people to hurt her.

Allie bravely shared how her experiences of neglect and physical, sexual and emotional abuse as a child led to binge-eating, self-harm – and when harming herself did not feel enough, signing up to websites which allowed her to meet with men who were intent on causing her harm.

She now shares her story to raise awareness of the impact that trauma can have long after it takes place as well as the body’s ability to ‘lock’ it away as a mechanism of self-protection.

You can listen to the podcast here or watch Allie’s TikToks here.

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