NAPAC runs facilitated psycho-educational support groups for survivors of childhood abuse, offering a unique opportunity to learn, connect and advance your recovery.
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Support groups for survivors of child sexual abuse
NAPAC has received funding from the Philip King Trust to run two support groups per year over three years.
The first group will start in London on 10 September 2018 and end on 26 November 2018. It will run every Monday evening from 6.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. for twelve weeks.
Details and locations of upcoming groups in England and Wales will be announced soon. Please keep checking this page or follow us on social media.
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 London group is suitable for any adult survivor of sexual abuse in childhood who has had some previous and/or current support with their recovery.
The groups are run by experienced and qualified facilitators who work to a structured sequence of sessions.
The first couple of sessions are about setting ground rules and creating safety for all participants. Later sessions explore the impact of abuse in adulthood and how to address some of the key issues survivor struggle with, such as shame, guilt, anger, trust, boundaries and intimacy.
Participants will be offered tools to support their recovery at their own pace and look at ways to develop healthy coping activities.
It is important that you can commit to attending all twelve sessions as this is not a ‘drop-in’ group.
The group will meet for three monthly follow-up sessions after completion of the twelve-session course.
Each group is limited to 12 participants. The facilitators make the final assessment of suitability to ensure that the group can work together safely and effectively.
Each group can include both female and male survivors, but the mix of participants varies according to who applies and joins the group.
For more details about the London group and to register please click here. You will be asked to answer a very brief set of questions. Your answers will be kept completely confidential within NAPAC and the facilitators.
If you have applied for a support group place with us in the past then your contact details will have been destroyed to comply with data protection regulations. Please feel free to apply again by completing the above form.
We are grateful for current and previous funding from:
- The Philip King Trust
- The Home Office
- City Bridge Trust
- Surrey Police & Crime Commissioner
- The JAC Trust
Registration for a place in one of our Support Groups is currently closed.
Please keep checking back here for announcements of new groups in the near future.
Download our free resources
Untangling the Web of Confusion
It Wasn't Your Fault