Survivors Voices recognises the shared 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. Supporters are welcome to our gatherings and groups, unless designated as survivor-only.
We offer peer support and enlightened self-help through our private Facebook group, informal gatherings and the London Survivors Group (currently meeting virtually). See our project page for details.
Please note that we do not provide therapy or counselling. For help in finding support in the UK, please contact your GP, mental health services or social services. If you are struggling with feeling suicidal, please contact the Samaritans or your local hospital A&E. Some other agencies survivors have found helpful are listed below, hover over teh name for a link to their website:
NAPAC – support line for adults abused as children (any form of abuse).
Survivors Trust – a network of organisations supporting survivors of sexual abuse and rape, with a database of sources of help.
Into the Light – support for people who have been sexually abused and their supporters.
TAG – Trauma and Abuse education and resources.
Stop it Now – for anyone concerned about child sexual abuse.
It’s Good to Talk – find a registered therapist.
DABS – books and resources.
MIND – information and help with mental health.
NSPCC – support for children at risk of abuse and their families.
Childline – helpline for children and young people.
Safe Spaces – support for people abused within the Church of England, Catholic Church in England and Wales or the Church in Wales
Support during the Corona Virus Pandemic
Resources from Women’s Aid
Resources from Safe Lives