YOUNG PERSONS ONE-TO-ONE SUPPORT & GROUP WORK
The Young Person’s service is especially for young people aged 11-25 years who have experienced any type of sexual abuse. As well as one-to-one counselling support – the Young Person’s service offers therapeutic group work for young people that addresses emotional, behavioural issues and helps young people understand their experience. The service also helps young people by offering positive coping strategies to help the deal with things.
The support helps young survivors come to terms with what happened and how to deal with the effects it is having on their life.
There is no pressure to go into details about what happened. Young survivors can talk when they are ready and at their own pace in a safe and confidential space.
The group work brings young women together who have been through similar situations.
It is a safe place to share experiences and advice, which can help young people to see that they are not alone.
Perhaps they think no one will believe them, or that they did something to deserve it. They may have been threatened.
Maybe they don’t want friends to find out, they want to protect their family or even the person who did this.
The support helps young people to recognise the effects of sexual abuse and the behaviours that may manifest as a result of the abuse.