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Southmead Project is a registered charity providing free therapeutic and practical support to adults who were abused as children and have turned to drugs, alcohol and other ways of self-harming as a consequence of that trauma.
Great day at the Mem

11:51 am, February 26, 2019

With £726 of vital donations collected and our profile significantly raised, Southmead Project enjoyed a hugely successful day out at Bristol Rovers’ Memorial Stadium on Saturday 9 February.

“To see the players warming up, proudly wearing t-shirts with the message ‘Tackling abuse with Southmead Project’ was a first in our history and this memory will live on,” says Dr Mike Peirce MBE. “To have been given the opportunity to advance the knowledge of a rarely spoken issue through the excellent match-day programme and half-time pitchside interview, Bristol Rovers clearly demonstrated their intent to help us help others.”

Thank you again to all the staff and players at Bristol Rovers Football Club.

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Pre-counselling programme funding boost

12:11 pm, February 4, 2019

Southmead Project was given a much-needed boost in January, receiving vital funds to help deliver its pre-counselling programmes to those from challenging backgrounds.

Bristol Community Health and North Somerset Community Partnership (NSCP) awarded Southmead Project £3,880 as part of its bid to help support voluntary, community and social enterprise sector organisations.

Funding was awarded to a total of 12 projects.

“We know how hard local community-based organisations work to make a difference,” says Matthew Areskog, Bristol Community Health’s People and Communities Service Manager. “Motivating and supporting people to look after their own health is key for us. Our amazing community health staff, who really know what’s needed in the community, have voted on the final shortlist. We’re excited to hear about the progress these brilliant projects make this year.”

On behalf of Mike and the team at Southmead Project, we’d like to say a huge thank you to NSCP. To read more about NSCP, please visit their website.

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Tackling abuse with Bristol Rovers

12:59 pm, January 28, 2019

Southmead Project CEO Dr Mike Peirce MBE and volunteers will be putting in an appearance at Bristol Rovers Football Club during a special event to help celebrate their winning partnership.
Bristol Rovers recently named Southmead Project as their first charity partner of the season and will work with us throughout the season to help raise awareness of the services we provide to adult survivors of child abuse.
Mike will be stepping out on to the pitch at half time on Saturday 9 February to tell supporters about the vital work we carry out to help survivors reclaim their lives.
As part of the event, our volunteers will be taking donations throughout the day and trained counsellors will be available to anyone who feels they may need to talk.
Mike and the whole of the team would like to thank the Bristol Rovers management, players and fans for welcoming us into your sporting home. Your open acknowledgement and acceptance of us and the pain and suffering of those who have experienced child abuse, is wholly indicative of the inclusive roots of the club.
Pictured from left: Tom Gorringe (Bristol Rovers), Belouis Archer (Bristol Rovers), Mike Peirce and Helen Godwin (Bristol City Council).
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