Submit your story

By sharing your story, you can spread knowledge and insight to help us allow achieve the mission to build communities that are aware of ACEs, talk about ACEs and take action on ACEs.

We would really like to publish stories that:

  • share a personal or a professional experience of ACEs and resilience
  • share insight around a change if approach, new ways of working or creating new cultures
  • are aimed at building resilience.

What we can’t publish

  • names or stories of individuals without their permission
  • specific advice on management or treatment of issues
  • stories that may include triggers for others*

*We avoid publishing triggering descriptions of  suicide and self – harm. Please read Time to Change guidance for blogging about self-harm, suicide, and eating disorders  so that you can share your story with these topics in a way that’s safe for readers.

What happens once you’ve sent your blog?

  • Our team will edit and moderate your blog for clarity or to remove triggering content
  • We’ll let you know when it’s going to be published on our website

Privacy and online safety

If you are interesting in blogging for Action on ACEs Gloucestershire but worried about online safety, there are some great resources available to help https://www.childnet.com/ You can also take a look at our privacy notice for further information.

Submit your story

Please complete our story form below. All personal details will remain confidential, we will use just your first name when we publish your post, but can always use an alternative if you’d rather.

  • About you

  • Story

  • Share your story here

  • Please use this box to tell us your story. Try to keep the story to maximum 500 words, we may need to edit stories that are longer.
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Reducing exclusions in schools 

The story of how introducing restorative practices in Gloucestershire primary school, helped reduce the number of fixed term exclusions.

The impact of ACEs

This short film, inspired by true stories, shows how a supportive and caring adult can help a child overcome childhood trauma and exposure to violence

Building Resilience

One school’s story of putting wellbeing at the heart of learning. Filmed at the ACEs Aware Nation event in Scotland 2018.