Adult Survivor Support Service

RELEASE into Victory offers support for adults over the age of 18 who are affected by Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA).
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About Release into Victory

RELEASE into Victory is a Christian based service (link to Victory Voices faith page) We offer a warm welcome to people of all faiths or non. Our service ethos is to provide a non-judgment, inclusive respectful environment where individuals differences are celebrated and respected.

Release into Victory (RiV) is a non profit Community Interest Company established in 2013 based in Preston, we operate across Central Lancashire.

‘A dream is a compelling vision you see in your heart, that’s too big to accomplish without the help of others’ Chris Hodge

Upcoming Events

Peer Team information, support and advice sessions. Accessible through drop-in craft activity at The Larder Café 9.30-12pm. All welcome.

Drop-in Meet the Team Art Project

Our new craft project gives us opportunity to provide an informal drop-in information point in the heart of Preston. Come meet our Peer Power team!!

Meeting date: Tuesday 24th May

Meeting Location: The Larder, 50 Lancaster Road, Preston, PR1 1DD

Wellfest Mental Health awareness

Male focused.

Meeting date: Tuesday 14th June

Meeting time: 13:30-15.30

Meeting Location: Minerva centre, Deepdale

Drop-in Meet the Team Art Project

Our new craft project gives us opportunity to provide an informal drop-in information point in the heart of Preston. Come meet our Peer Power team!!

Meeting date: Tuesday 21st June

Meeting Location: The Larder, 50 Lancaster Road, Preston, PR1 1DD

Drop-in Meet the Team Art Project

Our new craft project gives us opportunity to provide an informal drop-in information point in the heart of Preston. Come meet our Peer Power team!!

Meeting date: Tuesday 5th July

Meeting Location: The Larder, 50 Lancaster Road, Preston, PR1 1DD

Taboo Project Networking session

Meeting date: Tuesday 26th July

Meeting Location: Town Hall

Offering an ideal opportunity to drop-in and meet our team in an informal setting. We welcome victim/survivors and multi-agency services across Lancashire ‘we’re in this together’

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RELEASE CIC Key Aims

Promote Social Awareness of this Taboo Topic

By raising awareness of CSA, we send a message to perpetrators that sexual abuse is unacceptable and will not be tolerated in our communities, we are not afraid to speak out about this crime.

The message for survivors is:

You are not alone

You were not to blame

It’s time to talk about IT

Delivery of Trauma Informed CSA Awareness Workshops

The workshops provide specialist information & knowledge associated with the CSA & the impact this can have on adult survivors.

There are opportunities for open discussions, for attendees to become more comfortable speaking and hearing about this sensitive topic.

Delivered by our Peer Power Team members with lived experiences of CSA ,there is opportunity to ask questions and explore personal feelings about this subject in a safe environment.

RELEASE is an accredited Independent Sexual Violence Advisor service (ISVA)

Client and Peer Team Support

We offer 1:1 informal, confidential support to enable our clients to consider their current needs and give opportunity to explore options and choices in regards to next steps in their healing and recovery processes.

Our Peer Power Team come together to plan, develop and facilitate activities and events which enhance wellbeing in a safe environment. All of our projects are run by individuals with Lived Experiences of CSA who are empowered to break the silence and secrecy around this taboo topic.

We are now taking referrals for 1:1 informal support from local agencies. Our Trauma Informed therapist will be available for client sessions September 2022.

Social Awareness

Taboo Project 

As a local community-based support service for adults who are survivors of non-recent Childhood Sexual Abuse we are committed to raising awareness of the prevalence and impact of CSA and preparing support organisations to understand and support survivors

The aim of our awareness workshops are to equip services and organisations with a basic overview of the relevant issues around CSA. This is highly beneficial to service providers when coming into contact with adult survivors who are seeking support as it equips them with skills necessary to effectively help survivors. ​

​​The workshops focus on improving service responses and supporting staff/volunteers to feel more confident when participating in conversations relating to CSA.​

People attending the course will become familiar with and aware of the importance of their own personal perceptions, attitudes, how these can impact on the support process, and gain the ability to respond well to adults who may choose to disclose their experiences.

Supporters

Funders and supporters of Release into Victory