Due to current government guidelines we currently provide limited face to face support and groups. We are still offering most support groups on ZOOM. Please see our contact page for more information on how to get in touch.
We offer a number of different groups with different aims. All of our groups aim to reduce social isolation. Some are more relaxed and social whilst others are therapeutic.
To sit in a room of other survivors and realise that they are feeling similar things to you, makes you realise that you are not crazy. In that room, I felt normal for the first time in a long time.
Groups are offered to survivors who identify as a woman, all young people 12-18, families of survivors, individual family members and friends of survivors.
- Young People. We offer support groups to young survivors (male and female) between the ages of 12-24. The people attending the groups are around the same age, for example a 12-year-old survivor would not be in a group with a 21-year-old survivor.
- Partners, family & friends of survivors. We also offer groups that are tailored to offer support to partners, family and friends of survivors to help them understand some of feelings the survivor close to them might be experiencing.
When my son told me he was abused I felt like I had failed him. As a father my job is to protect him and I didn’t. That was really hard to deal with and speaking to other parents made me realise that I can’t change what happened but I can be the best support I can be for him now. And that is so important.
If you are interested in any of the groups please either speak to your support worker, contact our helpline on 01738 630965 or email us at Support@rasacpk.org.uk
Are you a female survivor of sexual violence and interested in learning some techniques to deal with life's stressors and take back control of your emotions? Sessions are currently on a Thursday afternoon 1pm to 2pm and take place on ZOOM. Contact us for more details.
Wellbeing groups are often more structured and offer techniques to survivors in order to try and help them cope with day to day difficulties. Some of the techniques will work for some people and not for others therefore a variety of things are offered through wellbeing groups for people to try. For example we have had, Mindfulness Groups, Walking Group, Relaxation Group and CALM Group for anxiety and relaxation
Arts & Crafts Group
Every Friday between 10-12 we run a creative group online through ZOOM that is open to any female survivor of sexual violence. The group is an open group which means you can join in any Friday without having to commit to coming along every week. The group is less structured in that it’s a light hearted environment not based around support and offers the opportunity to meet new people, try new things and have fun. The group worker would be happy to speak to you about what you may need to join in. It is essential though to have a place where you will not be disturbed.
You can speak to someone to find out more or to join our groups by calling us or emailing us. You can find our contact details here.
Last updated 23/11/2021
In this Newsletter we will be looking at: What services we are providing survivors in Perth and Kinross... RASAC P&K Service Spotlight - Justice Advocacy Service Feelings Around Motherhood - perinatal mood disorders Self Help - Relaxing/Breathing Exercise and Forest Bathing Survivor Voice - Survivor's contribution to the 16 Days of Action Survivor Group Activities - creative and social groups RYI and The Youth Ambassadors - Keeping busy Survivor Feedback
If you are looking to refer any young person (12+) or adult woman to RASAC for Support please ensure you fill in all relevant sections of our referral form and entire that the individual you are referring signs the form. We aim to offer an initial appointment to the individual within two to three weeks. Alternatively we have a women's drop in every Tuesday between 12pm and 2pm at our premises at 16 King Street, Perth
RASAC is committed to providing a wide range of groups and activities for survivors to attend and get involved in. From our successful and regular creative group, to other opportunities, to having a voice in how the service develops. If you are currently receiving support please to speak to your support worker otherwise contact the Ruth on Ruth.Mellor@rasacpk.org.uk