Theme this month
This will be the first Survivors' Forum in Canterbury and we will focus on the theme of coping and peer-support: How does our experience of sexual abuse affect us in our life and what helps us cope? What do we need from the people around us and how can we support each other?
The Survivors' Forum
The Survivors' Forum is a space for students who have experienced sexual abuse to come together to share experiences, discuss themes and issues which affect them, support each other, and engage in 'survivor activism' if they wish. The focus will be on childhood sexual abuse, but the forums are open to all students who have experienced any form of sexual violence. Each month the forum will have a theme which we will explore together in the first hour, followed by a short comfort break, and time for reflection and more informal chats in the second hour.
The forums are facilitated by Silke Grygier, who is a survivor activist, psychologist, and dramatherapist, together with co-facilitators from her Not The Only One project. All facilitators are survivors themselves.