a confidential service for survivors of childhood sexual abuse

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Open Secret offers support and a safe space to people aged 12 and over who have been affected by sexual abuse. Our services are confidential and free to anyone living in the Forth Valley. To lead the battle against the hurt caused by childhood sexual abuse by providing hope and life enhancing support services to survivors and their families; and lead a societal campaign to end such pain … (full text Homepage).

This website has for every page the same URL, to find them, click on: About, Volunteering, Training services, Fundraising, In Care Survivors Service Scotland. Exception: Strategy Document, 6 pdf-pages.
Contact: see How to access our services.

About: Open Secret is a Scottish charity (SC 024065) that operates in the Forth Valley. We have office bases in Falkirk, Stirling and Alloa.

We offer:

  • A free confidential service to survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Support to partners and friends
  • Support to other workers and organisations working with sexual abuse issues
  • Support for non abusing parents of children who have been sexually abused.

We provide these service through:

  • Support work and Counselling: We offer a safe space for individuals to explore their thoughts, feelings and behaviours and the impact that childhood sexual abuse has had on their lives.
  • Group work: Many people find it useful to share their experiences with others in a group setting. Group members can help each other and be sources of support, sharing experiences and reducing isolation and feelings of “being different”.
  • Befriending: Our befriending service helps individuals gain confidence in meeting new people and dealing with new experiences. The service helps people make links with their communities through access to learning and leisure interests.

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