Survivors Voices recognises the common perspective of anyone who has experienced abuse, trauma or violence as a child or an adult, and the power of sharing stories and experiences with those who understand. We call this enlightened self-help and peer support. Our passion is to see this available for all survivors who want it.
We also recognise the needs of people supporting survivors in non-professional roles, as peers, partners, family members and friends. Our regular groups are survivor-only, but we welcome supporters and allies to some of our open gatherings and events.
We offer peer support through our on-line and in person peer groups, national gatherings and special events. We also have dedicated peer networks for survivor-activists, researchers and writers.
Survivors Voices Facebook group
We have run online support for adult survivors since 2000 and now use a ‘private’ (not visible to the public) Facebook Group. The group provides connection, support and a place to go to where survivors and their supporters can feel understood by others who know the struggles of living with the aftermath of abuse. It does not provide therapy, counselling or professional advice. The Survivors Voices Facebook Group has safety guidelines, a pinned post regarding trigger warnings and medium-level moderation. If you are a survivor (or the supporter of a group member who has asked for you to be part of the group to support them) and wish to join, please contact us.
Survivors Voices National Peer-Support Gatherings
We’re excited to announce that our annual national gatherings will re-launch on 2023. Paused during lockdown, these offer a space to connect, share stories and resources, increase knowledge and act as a sounding board for developments in our work. Sign up to our mailing to receive details, available soon!
Survivors Pod Peer Support Groups
Connect with Survivors Pod, our abuse survivors’ community. Like a pod of dolphins, we offer a safer space for mutual support and listening.
Run jointly with LittleRo.org, there are three groups:
Mondays 7-8.30pm: fortnightly online group for survivors abused in a faith setting, or for whom faith plays a significant part of their journey
Tuesdays 7-8.15pm: weekly online group for all abuse survivors
Wednesday 7-8.30pm: weekly in person group in London, for Black, Indegenous and People of Colour (BIPOC).
To increase safety attendance by invitation only.