What We Do

 

WHAT IS SURVIVING TOGETHER?
Surviving Together is a self-help support group run by the Sue Lambert Trust for female adult survivors of sexual abuse. We meet in Norwich four times a month. It’s very informal and relaxed and where we meet is a very safe and confidential environment.
We have two facilitators at each meeting. We try to  have some topics to talk about but basically we tend to go with the flow. You can grab a coffee and chat or simply just listen. It is a self-help group so we try to offer you  the tools and support you need to help you move forward. If there is something you need at any time, we have a great team who will try their best to find someone or something for you. We also have many other contacts and resources with other therapists.
HOW IT ALL STARTED
Surviving Together was initiated in November 2006 by Hazel and Liz, two members of Aylsham Quakers. Hazel had visited a conference which tackled the subject of childhood sexual abuse. She talked about this to a friend, who then revealed that this had happened in her family, and said that there was a real need for a safe place to talk about such things and there is not much in the way of support for people who have suffered in this way. Hazel decided to set up a self-help group for survivors and Liz offered to help. Along the way we have had more volunteers, and some of the survivors from the groups have grown in strength enough to become group helpers and facilitators.

In 2013, Surviving Together began working with Sue Lambert Trust. This has enabled the provision of more groups and sharing resources. In 2017 Sue Lambert Trust took over the running of the group but the ethos remains the same.