NAPAC runs facilitated psycho-educational support groups for survivors of childhood abuse, offering a unique opportunity to learn, connect and advance your recovery.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) service update
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 are here for you
Support line 0808 801 0331
We’re taking calls from 10am – 4pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and from 2pm – 9pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays
We also offer support by email [email protected]
Support Groups for Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse and Neglect
The application process for this year’s Support Group in London is now closed. Future support groups will be announced on this page, on social media and in our newsletter. Please keep in touch with us.
What can you expect from participating in one of our Support Groups?
Our support groups offer a safe space to learn how to address some of the key impacts of abuse and build connections with others who share similar life experiences.
The groups are run by experienced and qualified facilitators who work to a session manual developed by NAPAC.
Confidentiality is an intrinsic part of these groups and all participants must abide by this. The first few sessions are focused on creating safety for all participants and building group connection. Later sessions explore the impact of abuse in adulthood and how to address some of the key issues survivors struggle with, such as shame, guilt, anger, trust, boundaries and intimacy.
During each session, participants will be offered tools to support their recovery at their own pace and look at ways to develop healthy coping strategies that will support them in the longer term.
Essential information about our Support Groups
It is important that you can commit to attending all twelve sessions of our support groups. The groups are not ‘drop-in’ but follow a structured sequence.
Each group also meets for three monthly follow-up sessions after completion of the initial twelve weekly sessions.
Each group is limited to 12 participants. After you register your interest with NAPAC, the group facilitators make the final assessment of suitability to ensure that participants can work together safely and effectively.
Please note that each group can include both female and male survivors, but the mix of participants varies according to who applies and joins the group.
We are grateful to current and previous funders of our Support Groups:
- The Philip King Trust
- The Home Office
- City Bridge Trust
- Surrey Police & Crime Commissioner
- The JAC Trust
If you commission survivor support services and would like to know more about our Support Group model or offer funding for groups, please contact us.
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