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‘I survived child abuse and now I’m a trustee for the small charity that helped me,’ Dawn Neville, NAPAC Trustee. ‘I know how important it is to have small, highly-focused charities that are close by when someone needs to talk.’
We’re looking for a Survivor Support Facilitator for our telephone support line service in Stockport.
Molly, our newly trained support line volunteer: “When someone calls NAPAC, we do what we can; we listen and be there for them, we offer reassurance and information to support them – it’s so rewarding when someone says (at the end of a call), ‘thanks for your help’.”
BPS Conference: How should professionals best support those who make disclosures of non-recent abuse? 26 May 2017
NAPAC’s Survivor Support Manager, Jon Bird, will be speaking from a survivor perspective about trauma informed care at the British Psychological Society conference for psychologists & social care workers on 26 May 2017.
NAPAC’s 20th Birthday Celebration, 29th April 2017. Pianist James Rhodes and celebrity patrons such as Dame Esther Rantzen are celebrating with an evening of music and entertainment, food and bubbly!
The mental health needs of adult survivors of childhood abuse are not being met by the NHS. Health professionals may recognise that childhood abuse is the root cause of someone’s mental health problems, but there is minimal provision of trauma-informed and focused support which addresses the abuse underlying these conditions.
The National Association for People Abused in Childhood’s (NAPAC) support line, the only national support line for adult survivors of child abuse in the UK, has been overwhelmed by demand since footballers bravely spoke about the abuse they suffered in childhood. The charity, which has just 10 staff, has received over 10,000 call attempts to its support line in the past five weeks and took 654 calls over this period.
NAPAC (the National Association for People Abused in Childhood) will be running 12 week survivor support groups in Dorking, Cardiff, Warrington and London, starting in early 2017. These groups, for up to 12 participants, are for adults who suffered any type of childhood abuse.