Annual Report: 2017-2018

Community Projects

Our range of support continues outside the therapy room with hands-on activities designed to increase self-confidence and reduce isolation

Art of Survivors

We ran eight art workshops for survivors of abuse to use their
creative skills to help support their healing process. This gave the opportunity for survivors to express themselves through activities such as painting, sculpture and poetry. The inspiring works of art were proudly displayed at two safeguarding conferences in Dorchester and Bournemouth in early 2019.

Active recovery project

We have secured funding from the People’s Health Trust for a project to give survivors of abuse the opportunity to take part in community-based activities. The aim is to build their self-esteem, confidence and peer support networks and to help reduce their feeling of loneliness and isolation. This will be the first physical activity programme of its kind where people can socialise with others who share or understand their experience in a safe and supportive environment. The activities will include gym-based activities, rowing, canoeing, sailing, kayaking, walking, art, dance and singing. The project will last for two years with activities taking place each fortnight.