We here at Surviving United are a new local community peer group, set up by and for survivors of sexual, domestic or psychological abuse. We are open to anyone regardless of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age and last but not least disability.
No abuse of any kind.
Respect other’s silence.
Support each other.
The following information regarding where are group sessions are ran, times, dates etc can be found below.
If you have any queries or questions regarding anything to do with the sessions, please contact us using the number provided or using the contact form.
Here you can find the most frequently asked questions, although if you find that you have a question that’s not been answered, please either ring us or use the contact form below and if we believe others may have the same question, we shall update this list.
“I joined the group when it started in Lowestoft. Before that I had felt quiet isolated and really had no one to talk to about the abuse.
We are all females who have experienced sexual abuse or violence.
It is free of charge and refreshments are provided.
It is up to you if you wish to talk or just listen at the meetings. Anyway it is non judgemental and we are all there to support each other.
Anything discussed in the group is confidential and will not be passed on anywhere else. Also you do not need to give your name if you would rather not. Our group leader Angie is also available at other times if you need to talk.”
“The group has been a godsend to many ladies in the lowestoft area, a much needed support group and lifeline. The group provides a safe and supported feeling in a relaxed environment.
“Being in the company of other survivors to know i’m not alone, is a great comfort. I can talk or be silent and I am not judged. People here have genuine concern for each other. A place to feel accepted and I belong.”
“Going to Surviving United has helped to transform my life in less than 6 months.
Initially relating my flashbacks, after each meeting demonstrated the depth of the trauma still within me, even after 60 years since my first experiences of childhood sexual abuse.
I took advice and I am now a case study of a 2nd year degree student in counselling.
Her total acceptance and non judgmental approach helped me feel safe enough to speak freely to her of my present issues.
She helped me see that I was unable to let go of my past and declutter my home because I didn’t feel safe enough in the present moment to do so because of the events in my home in 2013…”