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THE SURVIVOR - JANE

I was referred to Survive by my mental health social worker. I had become too ill to work.

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THE SURVIVOR - SUSAN

I enjoyed my work with my church. As a lady in my 70s, I also enjoyed the compliments received from one of the priests.

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THE SURVIVOR - DARREN

I was in my 40s when I reached crisis point and was unable to function. My trauma was so intense and severe that I had blocked it out.

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THE SURVIVOR - PENNY

I was a well-respected and hard-working professional yet I found it difficult to like myself. I could not tolerate anything I perceived as a mistake.

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THE SURVIVOR - CHLOE

I was seven when I went to visit a friend of my parents. He sexually abused me before offering me some of his wife’s jewellery.

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THE SURVIVOR - AMY

The first time you are called stupid you laugh it off. By the hundredth time, you start to believe it may be true and by the thousand time, you are convinced, it is true.

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