Self blame_SurvivorsUK

Self-blame

I was in my mid-20s, openly bisexual, very confident, and had enjoyed a great Saturday night out with my housemates. I had drunk a lot. We were outside the local gay club, having a ciggy. I’d noticed these two guys several times over the last year or so. Everyone noticed them. They were athletic, good […]

Responsibility_SurvivorsUK

Responsibility

This is a big one. If you read this, it should sting. If I write this right, it should sting me too. Recovery is about responsibility. Healing is about you taking responsibility for your healing. It’s not down to anyone else. Your healing is no one else’s responsibility. This is entirely unfair. You were the […]

SurvivorsUK_Abuse_blog

What I thought was love

I have started to type this then delete it over and over again, not sure if it was the right thing to do or not. My life up until 2004 was, how can I put it, difficult, living a life that was a lie. At the time I was married, had a young son, the […]

Game plan_SurvivorsUK

Game plan

It’s got a label I believe. Positive psychology. I was coached in tennis as a boy. I wasn’t much for it. My coach, also young, used to put a tennis ball box on the other side of the court in a position where a serve should bounce. He told me to throw the ball up […]

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 […]

Leave Website

Helpline new opening hours 1 Jun 19

Previous Next
Close
Test Caption
Test Description goes like this