I was asked by my friend Tamara Campbell of SPiN Admin (aka SPiN Events) to write a piece about Break The Silence and after checking them out and finding out a little bit more about them I was happy to support and promote this group who aim to provide a variety of tailored support options for the survivors of childhood sexual abuse and rape.
Obviously, sexual assault and rape are horrible things, and according to recent statistics given by Childline, a counselling service for children and young people up to their 19th birthday in the United Kingdom provided by the NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) there has been a marked increase in the number of children and young people, who have been reporting incidents of forced sexual activity. If you want to read more about it, visit the original article where I discovered the information, over at Glasgow Live.
So it’s abundantly clear that services like Break The Silence, are needed, and we as a society need to be able to talk about sexual assault, take the stigma off the survivor and place it onto the abuser, make it safer and easier for people who are survivors of sexual assault to seek support and help. Break The Silence, aim to do just that, providing a variety of options such as one to one professional counselling using qualified Psychotherapists, outreach counselling, couple support, complementary therapies, advocacy, group activities, and volunteering opportunities.
They hope to be able to provide this support so that survivors can work through their trauma and help them to achieve a reasonable standard of living, health and family life.
If you or someone you know needs support then you can feel confident in approaching Break The Silence, secure in the knowledge that you will be dealing with well trained, compassionate professionals, who are capable of helping you to deal with any trauma you might have, and because their funding is covered by local authority contracts, Trusts and Foundation grants/awards, fundraising activities and donations to the charity you don’t need to concern yourself with the cost, as there is no cost on the part of the client for use of their services.
If you have any questions about Break The Silence, check and see if it’s covered in their F.A.Q, if your specific question is not covered there then head on over to their contact Us section and send them a message via the email provided, the contact sheet at the bottom of the page or via the telephone number. Break The Silence, also has social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter) if you prefer to deal with people through those channels.
You can also check out their available resources for other help and support. Lastly if you are interested in helping to support Break The Silence, then you can do so through various routes such as Fundraising, Volunteering and Donating which you can find more about by clicking the links.
So hopefully you know a little bit more about Break The Silence, and that anyone based in East or North Ayrshire aged 13 and over who has been affected by rape or childhood sexual abuse can contact Break The Silence confidentially on (01563) 559558 or visit www.breakthesilence.org.uk. So I just want to end with a personal appeal, if you can please donate to help support them by following this link. Thank You!
First Published on: https://offtherecordblog.org/