This week marks the second national Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Week, taking place from the 6th-12th February 2017. The annual campaign aims to generate a nation-wide discussion about sexual violence and spread a resounding message that all forms of sexual abuse are ‘not OK’.
The Green House, alongside other local partners, are keen for anyone affected by sexual abuse to know that they are not alone and there is support available. Director of The Green House, Michelle Windle, said:
“It’s important for those affected by sexual abuse to know that there is hope and help out there. A total of 70 men, women and children come to us each week for therapy and we see the huge difference it can make to peoples’ lives.”
As part of the national awareness week, individuals and organisations across the UK are hosting their own events, conferences and discussions. All the details can be found at sexualabuseandsexualviolenceawarenessweek.org. You can also follow the conversation on social media via the hashtag #ItsNotOK.
For ideas about how to support The Green House during Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week, visit our Ways to Get Involved page.