Speaking out can be so empowering
Dr Bryony Farrant, Psychologist to the inquiry
Speaking out about abuse is not for everyone, but many survivors get huge benefits from talking to someone else about what they went through.
At the Truth Project, all our facilitators are expert listeners, they are non-judgemental and they are sensitive.
Keeping a secret like sexual abuse can be hugely toxic. So to hear themselves sharing their experience can help people see themselves differently – they are no longer silenced and frightened, but courageous and powerful. They can help others understand what abuse is, how it happens, and how it can be prevented.