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Editor's Notes

5 This is the interactive issue and

Min hopes for your participation.

Join the Pilot

8 Engendered Collective and Zamplo

have partnered up for a pilot.

Coercive Control Study

10 Are you trying to heal from

coercive control?

The CCChat Survey

14 Fill in the survey and play a part in

the direction of this magazine.

Getting on Me Wick

15 Author and advocate Stella

Eden lights up

The Elephant in the Room

22 The things that we don't talk

about and really should.


26 Join us in October to continue the

conversation on coercive control.

Making the Invisible Visible

Editor's Notes



Min Grob started

Conference on Coercive

Control in June 2015,

following the end of a

relationship that was

both coercive and

controlling. Since then

there have been 6

national conferences as

well as smaller events.

CCChat magazine

originally started out as

a newletter and has

been going since 2017.

Min’s interest lies in

recognising coercive

control in its initial

stages, understanding

how to identify the ‘red

flags’ of abusive

behaviour before

someone becomes

more invested in the

relationship, as that is

when it will be much

more difficult to leave.

Min is also a public

speaker and speaks on

both her personal

experience of coercive

control as well as more

generally of abuse that

is hidden in plain


Let's Grow The


To contact Min:



The Things We Do Not Talk About.

Welcome to the 1st interactive issue of CCChat Magazine!

When I started CCChat, back in 2017, I wanted a

platform to continue the much needed conversation

around coercive control, that needed to be had in

between conferences.

It seems a lifetime ago that I set up the first multiaudience

conference, in 2015 and a great deal has

changed since then. At the time there was quite some

opposition to the idea of opening up a conference to

anyone who might be interested to attend. I would be

asked, countless times "But WHO is your audience?". My

answer was always the same: anyone who wants to

attend. I was told it would never work, that 'normal'

people wouldn't be interested in a conference on

domestic abuse and that professionals don't like to be

talked down to in a conference aimed at anyone.

To me this was anathema to the ethos of greater

understanding. This shouldn't be limited to a few but

should be accessible to all and, in that spirit, this issue of

CCChat is seeking input from you, the reader, in what

direction the magazine should go. What do you want to

read about? What needs to be said? Tell me!

Min x

Making The Invisible Visible

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