Survivors Voices (formerly known as S:VOX (Survivors Voices)) was started in 2000. Over the last 20+ years, we have championed survivors voices and enlightened self-help by :
running over 100 self-help group sessions for adult survivors of childhood abuse, violence and trauma at national events
supporting 7 regular local and virtual peer support groups for survivors and supporters
running 4 residential self-help weekends for survivors
facilitating workshops on the use of creative expression and peer support for recovery
creating a manual and training programme for facilitators of peer support groups
running training courses to help set up self-help groups
running survivor-led training and seminars at conferences on topics such as:
Helping Without Hurting; Exploding Myths of Abuse; Understanding Self-Harm; Domestic Violence; Supporting Male Survivors; Creativity;
hosting panel discussions on response to abuse within faith communities
contributing to national safeguarding policy in faith communities and representing survivor perspectives at conferences /professional forums
advocating with survivors to help them report their experiences of abuse
undertaking training and consultancies with organisations on how to respond to abuse
facilitating regular peer support online since 2000
From 2016 we re-focussed our aims (including a name change from S:VOX to Survivors Voices) and our work now takes place under three strands:
Survivor-led research and policy work – to address the need for survivor’s voices in academic research, public policy and practice and to create psychoeducation materials to guide survivors in making informed choices about their own recovery.
Survivor-led training and consultancy to help organisations develop and deliver trauma-informed and survivor-sensitive services.
Survivor-led creative projects, self-help and peer support including in person and online peer-support groups, writing groups and publications, and projects such as exploring the role of creative expression and spirituality in trauma recovery.