PODS was set up by Carolyn Spring in 2009-2010. Carolyn developed dissociative identity disorder as a result of extreme childhood abuse and you can read more about her here.
The very original focus of PODS was to support partners of dissociative survivors (the original meaning of the acronym PODS) but we soon realised that we were being contacted by far more survivors and professionals than by partners or supporters. We therefore changed our name to Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors in 2011 to reflect our principal focus and added a tagline of making recovery from dissociative disorders a reality through training, informing and supporting.
We formed a charity START (Survivors Trauma and Abuse Recovery Trust) in 2011, which became a Charitable Incorporated Organisation in 2015. This delivers the support side of all we do and is supported mainly by Friends of PODS, donations, and surplus income from a trading company, PODS Trauma Training Ltd, which raises income to support the work through delivering training and publishing resources.
PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors),
3 Archers Court,