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Guest Speaking

Maya is available to give presentations, speeches or interviews on a range of topics relating to Sexual Violence, Domestic Abuse and Animal Abuse at your event, conference, University or on your podcast, within the UK and beyond. She is familiar with delivering in-person and digitally.

Maya has previously delivered at some of the following events:

  • Breaking the Link Event at the Houses of Parliament (Naturewatch Foundation & All-Party Parliamentary Dog Advisory Welfare Group) 2023

  • The HeartDog International Wellbeing Summit, 2022

  • Panel Discussion at the Trauma in Animals Conference, 2022

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Maya is an experienced and Level 4 qualified trainer, combining extensive training skills with subject expertise to provide everything from e-learning and webinars to live digital or in-person training. We specialise in the design of interactive talks, webinars, seminars, workshops and training.


We offer a range of training packages and are also able to provide bespoke training tailored to your needs. To see our full range of training and course outlines please visit the training page or email for our Training Brochure.


Some examples of the subjects SAHSDA is able to provide training on include:

  • Understanding & Responding to the Use of Companion Animals as a Tactic of Coercive Control/Domestic Abuse (available in multiple formats to suit audience)

  • The Human-Animal Bond: Pets as Protective Factors 

  • The Impact of Trauma on Dogs

  • Recognising and Responding to Animal Sexual Abuse

  • Compliance to Partnership Planet Model for living with Dogs

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At SAHSDA we champion the voices and experiences of those who have been subjected to abuse, violence and trauma regardless of species. 

As the link between Animal Abuse & Neglect and Interpersonal Violence and Abuse became more recognised, we have been supporting organisations in their efforts to protect and safeguard animals, children and adults who have been subjected to domestic and/or sexual abuse.

SAHSDA can consult on anything related to your organisation promoting awareness or supporting animal or human survivors of abuse from resources to research to training. We can help with everything from design and delivery through to evaluation.

Writing a new book, script, TV advert or play which depicts domestic abuse, sexual violence or abuse of animals and want an expert to check for accuracy?


SAHSDA can provide that service for you. Please get in touch to discuss.

Contact SAHSDA

To discuss any of the services on offer, or bespoke packages, please fill in the form below or email

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