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Beating isolation

  Experiencing sexual violence or abuse is difficult enough in itself, but the feelings of loneliness and isolation that can accompany this often make it even worse. There are many reasons why we might become isolated, whether it’s feelings of shame, fear of being with other people or social anxiety, and often after periods of […]

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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 […]

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SurvivorsUK and Westminster Homelessness Projects

  Those of us who live in London or other heavily populated urban areas will have become only too aware of the exponential rise of people who are street homeless. As the weather becomes increasingly inclement we may feel increasingly concerned for the physical as well as psychological wellbeing of those who are living on […]

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Mind management – tips for taking back control

We can no longer ignore it – Christmas is coming and, whilst a lot of people happily throw themselves into the festivities, for others it can be a real challenge.  Flashbacks can leave us feeling like we are reliving traumatic experiences from our past and the stress of the season and its associations can lead […]

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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 […]

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