#ItStillMatters Campaign – Supporting survivors of abuse

A new government campaign is raising awareness of support available for survivors of abuse. Their website is a useful resource to direct service users to. Find out more below.

A new government campaign, launched earlier this year, is raising awareness of support available for survivors of sexual violence and abuse and aims to help them take the first step in accessing support. The campaign website is a great resource to direct service users to, whether they’ve experienced something themselves, or are looking to support a friend or family member. Find out more below.

The central campaign message is that no matter when the abuse happened, whether it was over 30 years ago or last month, it still matters, it is not your fault, you can still get support and you are not alone.

The campaign website brings together a range of specialist organisations, at a national and local level, who understand and can offer confidential support. It also features survivors’ first-hand experiences, which are useful reading for those who are nervous about reaching out. Find out more here.

If you would like to use your social media channels to raise awareness of the campaign, please get in touch with charlotte.corsan@justice.gov.uk who can provide text, images, and videos, or you can adapt some of the key messaging below. The campaign hashtag is: #ItStillMatters.

Key messages and image for social media:
  • “Whenever it happened to you, it’s not too late to get support.”
  • “If you’ve experienced sexual violence or abuse, you can get confidential support from specialists who understand how hard it is to talk about.”
  • “You don’t need to face this alone. Visit gov.uk/sexualabusesupport to see the support on offer #ItStillMatters.”

You can also save the image below for use on social media:

Author: ageukcomms

Age UK

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