James_SurvivorsUK

Not alone: my experience of groupwork at SurvivorsUK

As I’ve slowly but surely challenged myself to survive and even sometimes thrive it’s hard to imagine this progress without SurvivorsUK. It was around a year and a half ago that I did the 12 session programme. I’ve been attending the ongoing monthly support group since then. I’ve been to a few groups for survivors […]

Bikes

No future?

During the long summer holiday, When I was 10, I would play on the park with my twin brother and my friends. We would taunt the older kids into chasing us by calling out silly names to them. If they caught us, they would rough us up a little, it was fun being chased. After […]

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Letter to a fellow survivor

  This is a letter from a survivor to a fellow survivor.   Hi Peter, I felt compelled to write more. Remember the story about the chap who was jogging and dropped dead and didn’t say anything and how now I insist to myself that I do… I would never want you to feel that […]

Matt Carey_SurvivorsUK

Trying to make sense of it all

When I was eight years old, I was targeted by a group of predatory paedophiles who subjected me to 18-months of horrific sexual abuse. Like almost all survivors, I was too ashamed and scared to tell anyone what had happened…not my parents, friends or family.   Where I am today My life has been one […]

CPR_SurvivorsUK

Self CPR and pitons

My breakdown, when I hit the wall, was about 3 years ago; since then I have been in recovery. The ‘wall’ was the realization I had been abused as a child. When I say ‘realisation’ I mean … I mean an all-consuming melt down (I could attempt to re-iterate this last sentence too but I […]

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