Dear World - SurvivorsUK Blog

Dear World

  On the afternoon of 20 May 2015 I was drugged and raped repeatedly by a stranger. At that moment, normal truly became an option as opposed to a requirement. I was lucky that I made it out with minimal physical injury, however the psychological toll it has taken on my day to day life […]


Groomed: Local charity Mankind launches Brighton Fringe show to break down male taboos

Local charity Mankind presents GROOMED as part of the Brighton Fringe, to take the conversation of male sexual abuse and violence into the community. Based on the real life experiences of Groomed’s writer, Patrick Sandford, this one-man (plus saxophone!) show weaves his childhood experience of being groomed, alongside that of a Japanese soldier and the […]


Darkness Falls

I could tell you every emotion of a rape survivor and I can honestly say… years after it happened, I am still not over it. It destroys a part of YOU, a part that you can never get back. I did not understand the word, apart from the obvious. I knew it needed to have […]

Research study - Eating disorder and Early Adverse Sexual Experiences The Role of Maladaptive Schemas and Coping

Eating disorder and Early Adverse Sexual Experiences | Research Study

Research has found that there is a link between sexual victimisation in childhood and the later development of eating disorders. However, little is known about the factors that contribute to this link. Maladaptive schemas are unhelpful fundamental beliefs about the self, others and the world. This study will look at maladaptive schemas and coping strategies […]

Mother-and-Baby Homes Investigation

Mother-and-Baby Homes Investigation

  Were you resident in a Mother-and-Baby Home in Ireland (either as a mother or a child)? Or do you know someone who was? Currently there’s an Investigation looking into the Mother-and-Baby Homes that existed in Ireland. Anyone with any information is invited to share any information they may have, in confidence. The Commission are […]

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