Helina Majid

Independent Sexual Violence Adviser (ISVA)

My role

My role as an ISVA is focused around working with clients who have experienced sexual violence. In this role I can provide emotional and practical support, including exploring options regarding reporting if this is something the client wants to do. If the case is taken to court I can support throughout the process and act as a single point of contact when liaising with police and relevant organisations.

My background

After graduating in Law & Criminology (BA Hons), I worked for the Legal Services Commission, the Children & Family Court Support Service and the Ministry of Justice. I also worked for Refugee Action, as a caseworker for asylum seekers and migrants. I joined Basis in May 2014, and worked on the New Futures project for 4 years supporting sex working women who identified that they wished to make positive life changes. After this, I worked on the health advocacy project, helping clients access health services and working to break down barriers in the health system.

A little bit personal about me

My biggest passion is travel and I try to explore a new country every year. I also spend a lot of my free time trying to keep fit, I go to the gym, run, do hot hatha yoga and Thai boxing classes. I love socialising and have a dangerous addiction to shoes!