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A survivor's story

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My story

There has been a number of posts about mental health issues and suicide of Facebook recently, highlighting that many people have mental health problems to varying degrees at some point in their lives or feel that they just cannot go on. Mental health is an illness that people struggle to come to terms with and seek help, often hiding the problem and keeping it secret. I have decided that rather than sharing such posts I will tell my story.

Read more: A survivor's story

Open Secret achieves Investors in People accreditation

 

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OPEN SECRET ACHIEVES INVESTORS IN PEOPLE ACCREDITATION

Open Secret, a local charity based in Falkirk offering support to survivors of childhood abuse, who work with survivors of all ages, has achieved the prestigious Investors in People Accreditation, the most successful framework for business improvement through people in the UK. This represents a true commitment to employees and demonstrates a solid foundation of good practice which remains challenging and aspirational for many organisations.

Read more: Open Secret achieves Investors in People accreditation

Vote for Open Secret for the Aviva Community Fund

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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.

Read more: Vote for Open Secret for the Aviva Community Fund

National Inquiry into Historical Child Abuse

 

National Inquiry into Historical Child Abuse

The Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Angela Constance, on behalf of the Scottish Government made a Parliamentary statement on 17 December 2014 announcing the Government’s intention to hold a National Inquiry into Historical Child Abuse.

Read more: National Inquiry into Historical Child Abuse

The Big Bake Party

Whether you are a tea jenny or a coffee connoisseur, everyone looks for that sweet treat to have with their drink of choice.  

Read more: The Big Bake Party

Secret Selfie

Get involved in Open Secret’s #secretselfie challenge to help raise awareness and funds to support survivors of childhood abuse.

Read more: Secret Selfie

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