The River of Recovery: reflections from a gathering of survivors

    ‘There is no beginning and there is no end’  (Troggs, Love is All Around Me, 1967)…. Written by Kate Melvin with Concetta Perot Earlier in the summer, a group of survivors attended an all-day meeting, where they explored the journey of recovery through their own and others’ experiences.   Survivors were asked to describe their individual […]

    5 inspiring reasons to read and use our Survivors Charter

    On 31st October 2018 we attended a national research event at St.Thomas’ Hospital in London, hosted by King’s College and the London Havens, to launch our pilot publication Turning Pain into Power: A Charter for Organisations Engaging Abuse Survivors in Projects, Research and Service Development. Here are 5 reasons why we hope to inspire everyone […]

    From Pain to Power – untapping the experience of people affected by abuse to bring positive change

      Survivors’ Voices is a small, national organisation, run with few financial resources but with a deep well of strong relational connections among our growing membership. Some of these connections go back as far as the time we began by running self-help groups at an arts and justice festival 17 years ago. Over the years, […]