Women's Survivors Forum

 

We are really excited to announce the launch of The Women’s Centre Cornwall’s Women's Survivor’s Forum, a pilot project funded by Comic Relief for survivors of Sexual Abuse & Domestic Violence/Abuse.

 

The Forum has been developed to enhance our existing support services and offer women greater choice over how they engage with us.

The Forum is being launched at a time when we are not able to physically connect and meet as we may have done previously.

At The Women’s Centre Cornwall we acknowledge the importance of women not feeling alone or isolated and as such the Forum will hopefully provide a space  to create togetherness and be part of a unified voice.

 

It has been developed during this time when face to face contact has been much reduced but when violence, abuse and the impact of trauma has increased for many women.

 

The Forum is for women only over the age of 18 who have been affected by violence & abuse; sexual violence, rape & domestic abuse to share their experiences, feel connected and decrease social isolation.

 

The Forum is a place to empower, uplift, offer support, signpost to relevant agencies and bring women together in a safe, virtual space.

 

We also want to create a space for safe discussions and dialogue.

 

Healthy discussion can bring a multi-dimensional richness to life and we hope that the Forum will go some way in providing opportunities for women to give voice to their thoughts, feelings and experiences.

We are advocates for compassion, unity and equality and will strive to ensure that this is reflected via our Women's Survivors Forum.

 

The Forum aims to provide a space for women to feel a sense of togetherness, hopefully diluting the silencing impact of violence and abuse.  Doing what we can, by giving more space to voice our thoughts, we can only answer to what women want… and by creating more spaces we continue to build strength and resilience in difficult times!

 

Social distancing doesn’t mean we’re socially distant! 

 

Register Here to Join the Community Now (click on the pink link)

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How do I register? 

  • You will be asked to create a username & password.

  • For safety reasons please choose a non-identifiable username. E.g. Do not use a name similar to your real name, don’t include a pet’s name, child's name, date or year of birth, hometown etc. or anything that may identify you in any way. 

  • When setting your password please use a combination of letters and numbers.

  • You will be then asked to read the Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy and agree to their content.

  • You will be notified that your registration has been approved by email.

  • When you receive your activation email, don’t forget to click on the link in your email to activate your account and await moderator acceptance to access the forum.

 

Is it confidential?

  • Our Women's Survivor’s Forum is a private forum meaning that only registered members can access, post and read forum posts.

  • Personal information cannot be accessed by other users and is kept confidentially and securely by the Moderators.

  • Confidentially and safety of the forum is our absolute priority.

  • Anyone registered to the forum can read your post.

  • They cannot access personal information and will only see the safe username you decide to use.

 

Why has my registration been rejected?

The forum moderators will notify you as to why your registration has been rejected. Reasons we reject registrations include:

  • Identifying username – Unfortunately, we cannot accept your registration if the username you have given may identify you on this forum.  Please select an alternative non-identifying username and re-register. Please bear in mind that this Forum is open to all members of the public and that any nickname, which may identify you, may put you at risk.

  • Inappropriate username – We cannot accept your registration if the username you have given does not meet our forum guidelines. Please re-register with an alternative username.

  • Male users – We cannot accept your registration because the Survivors’ Forum is only open to women. If you require support as a male victim abuse, please visit Safer Futures.

Please allow at least 48 – 72 hours for any response.  The Survivors’ Forum is not a direct help service.

 

If you need support, please contact us or one of these specialist support providers;

 

The Women’s Centre Cornwall helpline: 01208 77099 (answer phone available) 

Rape Crisis Live Chat: https://rapecrisis.org.uk/get-help/live-chat-helpline/about-the-live-chat-helpline

Women’s Aid Live Chat: https://chat.womensaid.org.uk

National Domestic Abuse helpline (24h hours): 0808 2000 247

 

In an emergency, always call 999

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