Five ways to support NAPAC safely during the lockdown

We always appreciate your support and know a lot of people have had to change their fundraising plans for this spring and summer. We want you to prioritise self-care and staying safe, and are really humbled by how creative you’re getting to make sure you can still help our work – so we’ve come up with five ways you can safely support NAPAC at home;

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Extra Ministry of Justice funding to help survivors struggling during the lockdown

The Ministry of Justice has provided funding to vital online and helpline services for victims and witnesses of crime, including NAPAC. This generous funding means NAPAC can increase the support we offer to survivors of childhood abuse during the coronavirus pandemic. Gabrielle Shaw, NAPAC’s CEO, said: “This additional funding is incredibly helpful at such a difficult time for survivors who may be struggling during the lockdown because of the trauma they suffered in childhood.”

Many survivors of childhood abuse are finding the lockdown especially challenging for a number of reasons:

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Guest blog: Child Sexual Abuse and Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (c-PTSD)

Many of the people calling our support line tell us they suffer from flashbacks, dissociation and poor sleep and this impacts their day to day life.  Much of the popular understanding of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) comes as a result of media depictions, which show visual flashbacks and hallucinations of the incident. But complex PTSD as a result of trauma in childhood doesn’t often manifest in this way. Researcher Claire Cunnington at the University of Sheffield has written us a guest blog about complex PTSD and childhood trauma.

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Feeling safe during COVID-19 – updated 23 December 2020

Everyone feels anxious when there is a lot of uncertainty. If you suffered abuse in childhood you might be finding things especially difficult while coronavirus (COVID-19) is at the forefront of everyone’s minds. We’ll be sharing lots of useful information on self-care here on our blog and on social media

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