Support groups

NAPAC runs facilitated psycho-educational support groups for survivors of childhood abuse, offering a unique opportunity to learn, connect and advance your recovery.

Need to talk? Call our support line or email our support team, free from landlines or mobiles.

0808 801 0331

10am-9pm Mondays to Thursdays & 10am-6pm on Fridays

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Email our support team

NAPAC’s series of six booklets for survivors and those who support them are free to download
and are also available in audio format

Support Groups for Survivors of Child Abuse

The London and Nottingham support groups are now running. Thanks to funding from the Philip King Trust, we will be running two more support groups in Spring 2020 and will announce dates for them later this year. Please keep checking this page or follow us on social media – Twitter or Facebook.


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 survivor 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.


Download our free resources

Untangling the Web of Confusion


It Wasn't Your Fault




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