Investment theme: Moving on from violence
Poetry Helps Survivors in Dundee
Tayside Ritual Abuse Support and Help, (TRASH), was set up as a result of requests to a local children’s charity, 18 and Under, from adults wanting support as survivors of ritual abuse. Providing support and raising awareness of abuse the committee and group is very much driven by survivors.
Survivors of this type of abuse suffer from very low self-esteem and feelings of isolation and the therapeutic benefits of writing poetry allows them to express their feelings via their writing.
The £3000 grant from the Women’s Fund for Scotland funded poetry writing workshops which were overseen by a published author. Final extracts of those taking part in the workshops will contribute to the production of a book raising awareness of abuse.