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, free from landlines or mobiles.
Our service is confidential and the number won't show on your bill.

0808 801 0331

10am-9pm Mon-Thu & 10am-6pm on Fridays.


NAPAC’s series of six booklets for survivors and those who support them are free to download and are also in audio format on our resources page.

Support Groups for Survivors of Child Abuse


NAPAC has received funding from the Philip King Trust to run two support groups per year over three years.

At present, we still have places available for a group to start in Nuneaton in the Midlands on 12 September 2018 and end on 5 December 2018. It will run every Wednesday evening from 6.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. for twelve weeks, with a break scheduled for 31 October.

The Nuneaton support group is suitable for adult survivors of all types of abuse and neglect in childhood who have had some previous and/or current support with their recovery.

The second group to run this year in London is now closed for registration as all places have been filled.

Details and locations of upcoming groups in England and Wales in 2019 and 2020 will be announced on this page and via social media. Please keep checking back for updates.

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, selecting “all other enquiries.”


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 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 can you register your interest in joining a Support Group

To register for remaining places in the NUNEATON support group, starting 12 September 2018, please click here. The link will take you to SmartSurvey where 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 register again.


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


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.

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Untangling the Web of Confusion


It Wasn't Your Fault




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