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 […]

Man_life

Suicide is not worth it, life is always better

I have started watching Thirteen Reasons Why on Netflix. I feel inspired by the show to write this blog, to tell my story, to prevent others from committing suicide. I want to tell people who are suffering from guilt, depression, loneliness etc. that life does get better, and that it is worth living it. However, […]

Smoke

The stigma of the stigma

Is stigma like fear? Just a hologram. Allow me to be frank with you if I may. I need to tell you something. I may not be what I seem. I want to tell you that I feel like a fraud. I want to be open with you. I want to share a deep dark […]

Secret - blog

The hardest secret I’ve broken

“Where do I go to tell someone? I’m not 14 anymore … I’m an adult, 25 years old and a Police Officer. What will people think of me? How wound my family react to this? Hell! How will my work react? No, I can’t tell anyone. It’s been 12 years so another couple won’t hurt”. […]

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