Our aims and objectives
Family Matters was set up in 1990 to relieve the mental and physical distress of children, adolescents and adults who had been victims of abuse, and thus: -
- Break the cycle of abuse.
- Reduce the incidence of suicide and self-harm amongst survivors.
- Reduce the pain, suffering and distress of survivors of childhood sexual abuse and improve their ability to relate to others.
- Promote empowerment, self-awareness and self-esteem, thereby reducing the levels of social exclusion and increasing access to health opportunities.
- Reduce the amount of disruption to schooling.
- Provide other agencies with a suitable referring agency for those identified with problems in this specialist area.
- Raise the awareness of childhood sexual abuse through the provision of courses aimed at counsellors and professionals.
"Since my counselling I feel a lot better with myself and look forward to my life ahead"