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What next for people with lived experience when the justice process fails?
I usually enjoy my job as a trauma counsellor for SARSAS – it’s a privilege to participate in clients’ recovery journeys. However, I find supporting clients who have had negative experiences while seeking justice some of the saddest journeys, and the ones most likely to invoke my anger at the injustices within this broken system.
16 Days of Activism: Listen, younger me
An incredible survivor and creative activist wrote these words to her younger self about the strength of the growing community of victim-survivor activists.
16 days of inspiring activism
SARSAS CEO, Claire Bloor, reflects on the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.
A year of growth and victim-survivor voice: the SARSAS Impact Report
Last year we supported 747 people through counselling, specialist support and group work and provided 968 hours of support through our helpline services. We launched our new website and brand and delivered training to 3509 people. We are so proud of our amazing team and everything we have achieved together.
Meet our Menopause & Menstruation Champion
World Menopause Day is held every year on the 18 October to raise awareness of the menopause and the support options available for improving health and wellbeing.
SARSAS team 3 Peaks Challenge
“We climb for every person who has felt they can’t see a way forward or can’t find a way to push through.”
What is the Window of Tolerance?
Have you heard of the Window of Tolerance?
We talk about the window of tolerance a lot in our support and group work and many victim-survivors find it helpful as a way of understanding some of their responses to trauma.
Exploring Trauma Labels
Personally, I have never felt comfortable with the labels Victim, Survivor or Victim-Survivor being applied to me despite having lived experience of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) alongside other adverse childhood experiences.