Let’s raise awareness during the #ItsNotOK week of all the local Sexual Assault Services and remind everyone the following message of the week-long sexual abuse awareness campaign:
If you have been a victim of sexual abuse, whatever your race, age, background or gender, then help is available to you.
Quetzal is supporting the campaign by collaborating with Leicestershire Police and other Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland agencies who all provide support to people who have experienced abuse.
You can read the recent press release for the campaign here
We are also supporting this campaign by raising further awareness about our Breaking the Silence Initiative across media.
The Breaking the Silence Initiative aims to raise awareness about the trauma of childhood sexual abuse and the value of counselling in South Asian Communities living in Leicester.
We will feature on BBC Asian Network on Tuesday 2nd at 10pm. Mobeen will talk to a survivor from Quetzal and Shabnum Popat, our clinical lead at Quetzal.
Our main hope is that female survivors of childhood sexual abuse from South Asian communities and all other communities across the region know that we are here to support them and that they can reach out when they are ready.
Living with the impacts of childhood sexual abuse in silence can greatly impact someone’s mental health, relationships, and day-to-day living and this is not OK.
Having a confidential and private space once a week for an hour to share feelings and emotions with a counsellor is a great opportunity to find one’s voice and acquire the tools to build a better life.
Check our Useful Numbers for other local services supporting survivors of sexual assaults in the region