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 Abuse
We currently are able to offer places on a support group in central Nottingham, starting on 16 September 2019 and running every Monday from 6.00pm to 8.30 pm for twelve weekly sessions.
The dates of three monthly follow-up sessions will be agreed between group participants and facilitators once the group has started.
The group is suitable for survivors of any type of childhood abuse.
Registration for this year’s London group is now closed. We have funding to run two more support groups in 2020, including in London, and will announce dates for them later this year. Please keep checking this website or follow us on social media.
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.
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.
How to register your interest in joining a Support Group
If you would like to register for the Nottingham group (see details above), please click on this link and complete the requested information. Your data will remain confidential within NAPAC.
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 have funding to run a group, please contact us.
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