Open Secret are a community based organisation who provide confidential support to individuals and families whose lives have been impacted by childhood abuse or trauma. We work with survivors of all ages. Our services are available primarily in the Forth Valley area, but some aspects of our service are available throughout Scotland.
We offer a holistic service including individual support, family support, groupwork, befriending services, complementary therapies, advocacy support and work closely with other agencies to ensure survivors can access various streams of support needed at that time.
GET HELP NOW
Open Secret can be contacted Monday to Thursday 9 – 5 and Fridays 9 – 3
THE SAMARITANS 08457 90 90 90
BREATHING SPACE 0800 838587
ETHNIC SURVIVORS FORUM 0808 80 22 222
MOODJUICE ONLINE SUPPORT: http://www.moodjuice.scot.nhs.uk
Open Secret has entered this year's Aviva Community Fund, and we need your votes to win!
Our entry into the Fund is for our West Lothian service. We've entered for funding fo £5,000, which will help us to train 10 volunteers in West Lothian to provide support for survivors.
Open Secret have been helping people who have been abused for 21 years and every year more and more people come forward for help, especially after all the recent publicity. Current research estimates 1 in 4 people will have experienced abuse in their lives. We won a GSK Impact Award in partnership with the King's Fund in 2014.
We have a large volunteer team in the central belt but our West Lothian service is struggling with just two part time workers and we have a waiting list that is six months long. A week is too long to wait after having struggled for so long. By recruiting and training 10 volunteers we will be able to see 80 more people a year bringing our waiting list to zero.
The cost of recruiting and training the volunteers and arranging a base for them to work in will be £4950.
The work will help the volunteers gain experience too so the impact of the project will be to the volunteers, the survivors of abuse and the local community.
To cast your vote for Open Secret and help us reach more survivors of childhood abuse in the West Lothian area, click the image below or visit the Aviva Community Fund page to vote. Every person receives 10 votes to cast for the proects they want to support.
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