We support anyone who has experienced sexual abuse in childhood, through a range of trauma informed, psycho-educational activities including one to one and group therapy, counselling, advocacy, research and training to become empowered, improve their self esteem and resilience and make sense of their world. We take referrals from throughout Suffolk.
Our targeted, individually centred provision operates within 3 key strategic areas:
We have a base in Ipswich although we work in a hybrid way, most of our sessions take place online or over the phone.
All referrals undergo a robust assessment so we can work with the individual to devise a support plan that’s right for the individual and includes them at every point. Everyone is different and healing is not a linear process.
Survivors in Transition (SiT) was started as a voluntary organisation back in May 2010 to address the lack of specialist support available in Suffolk for adult survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA).
SiT started out by offering a coffee morning for female survivors to come together and share experiences and support one another and has grown and developed steadily, responding to user identified need.
We became a registered charity in November 2011 (1144655) and took the decision in 2015 to transfer to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) 1159782. We now offer many targeted group sessions per week, telephone, email and online support as well as a specialist counselling and trauma informed therapy service – currently delivered by a combination of paid staff, sessional therapists and volunteers.
There is a high demand on our service but we will work very hard to get a service in place for you as soon as possible. This will start with an assessment to determine your needs and understand you experience of support so far. We operate a tiered triage system to ensure those experiencing a high level of need currently receive a service as soon as possible. We manage our waiting list dynamically to ensure that survivors wait as short a time as possible for a service.
We work to a 3 phase response to trauma, Dr. Pierre Janet conceived of a phased framework of trauma recovery in the late 1800’s with Dr. Judith Herman making it more readily known in her groundbreaking book, Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence (1992).
This consists of:
Our online and in person interventions include:
We are grateful for your support, all donations and fundraising go directly towards the costs of supporting survivors - you can easily donate to us here.
Charitable Incorporated Organisation Registered with Charity Commission No. 1159782