COVID-19 Virus Charity Update – Online Services
The current pandemic has forced a number of us to change the way we are accessing our essential support platforms. We must now provide support online, whether that is one to one therapy, support work, coaching, or group support networks. Many of our service users have found this initial jump to online platforms rather difficult. They’ve had to make difficult choices, such as stopping accessing the support and waiting for face to face engagement, and they’ve had to work out how to keep contact our online platforms.
We know how essential the support we provide is. Whether this is online, face to face, or on the phone, support is support. It’s needed now, and it can’t wait for a pandemic to go away. For our part, we’ve worked hard to create a nurturing, supportive pathway to access services online. Some of our staff team have had to overcome their own technical fears in order to keep connected to our service users. And guess what? It’s working.
We’re using various platforms to keep connected to our service users. With Skype, Teams, and Zoom we’re able to provide face-to-face digital support. We’ve ensured a wide range of access so that you have a choice over what you use to access your therapy.
We also provide support over the telephone as we’re fully aware that not everyone has access to digital technology.
We’ve continued to meet weekly in our Lounge peer support group and get to see each other on Zoom. We’ve continued our self-development courses and our one to one key working.
We’re dedicated to supporting our survivors. Remote support may be different, but it is not second best. However we provide support, you can be assured it will be to the best standard possible.
So whilst we can all appreciate that this transition has been challenging, what have been the benefits?
- Travel time to appointments has been cut for everyone considerably.
- There’s more flexibility to access therapy.
- We’re more accessible for those who struggle with disabilities or physical pain that mean they struggle to travel, which can impact access to support.
- On those days when you don’t feel like getting dressed, that’s okay, because you can do therapy in your pyjamas!
- Most importantly of all, we’re still providing first class support. This is crucial in a time when many have had to stop working. SHE UK have never missed a heartbeat.
So if you’re struggling and need help, please do not hesitate to contact us. We can support you.
Welcome to S.H.E. UK. We’re a UK Registered Charity based in Nottinghamshire that offers a holistic range of support services for survivors of childhood sexual abuse, exploitation, and sexual violence. We also offer bespoke training and events for organisations and companies who would like to know more about these areas, in addition to training staff, expanding their knowledge base, and showing them how to deal sensitively with this issue.
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Have you experienced sexual abuse or sexual violence?
- Do you suffer from depression or low self worth?
- Do you feel your emotions are very intense and painful or even non-existent?
- Do you find it difficult to eat, sleep or concentrate?
- Do you find yourself withdrawing from people?
- Are you using alcohol or drugs to help you to cope?
- Are your relationships suffering?
- Are you finding it difficult to trust other people?
SHE UK offers women’s support groups, providing a time to share and care in a safe and relaxed environment; personal development and creative therapy groups; 1-to-1 and crisis therapy; and support in many other areas. We have a highly trained and dedicated staff team ready to support you – we hope you’ll find the courage to take a step in our direction and trust us with your story.
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse offers an unprecedented opportunity to examine the extent to which institutions and organisations in England and Wales have taken seriously their duty to protect children from sexual abuse. Further information about The Truth Project can be found here
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Watch our videos for an introduction to SHE UK.
Please click on the video below to find out a little about what we do and how we do it – excuse the difference in our name, as we had a bit of a facelift back in 2013!
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