With Nige Burr & Kelvin Starr
Across the UK and abroad there are millions who suffer in secret brought on by needless shame & guilt carried because of someone else’s assault upon their person. (Over 23,000 children in 2011 across England & Wales alone suffered sexual abuse.)These attacks happen primarily when they were children, and the scars, emotional pain and curtailed aspirations are just the beginning of the story for those who have been subject to childhood sexual abuse. The tangible ripple effect of these broken lives manifests in society in many ways; in anti-social behaviour, extreme low self-esteem right through to attempted and actual suicide. The secondary impact on family and friends is huge and the tertiary effect on society is at the moment too large to fully calculate.
This secrecy does not have to continue. There are caring people who can candidly, professionally and confidentially help. Life2HAVE.org.uk has been set up after many years of Nige Burr dealing with young people who have suffered abuse of varying degrees and types and have found help through his personal intervention putting what he has learned into the hands of others.
Nigel Burr joined forces with Kelvin Starr to not only confront the actions of paedophiles and the like, but also to put into survivors hands the resources to build their confidence, empowering them to make an informed and rational choice as to how they want to deal with the spectre that has kept them trapped for so long. A survivor will become a thriver, no longer a victim but a victor.
They are offering training to any suitable people who wish to help their friends, congregations or groups to understand better how to give back hope, dignity and freedom to those caught in this abuse trap. At www.life2have.org.uk there are all the details you will need to contact them and to learn something more about this fresh endeavour.
Both men have their own story to tell about how they overcame the trap of childhood sexual abuse, and have both seen how it has benefitted both men and women of faith and no faith, in varying levels of society as they have shared their stories.
Nige Burr : He speaks into lives affected by sexual abuse. He also can speak into all subjects offered by life2HAVE and related areas. Abused at a young age himself he was left vulnerable. His personal story of childhood abuse & healing will bring relief and release to those hurt by abuse as he shares from the heart. Nige has overcome these struggles decades later to stand free today. Particularly good for the young at heart audience. firstname.lastname@example.org
Kelvin Starr : He speaks into the lives of those effected by sexual abuse. His story is one of huge trauma yet a realism that displays great character & compassion combined with gritty reality and emotion. He will also be able to host your events & teach on all the related subject’s life2HAVE has; plus bring great humour and fun as well as the cold hard light of day reality of life is incomplete without faith. Particularly good for the older audience. email@example.com
www.life2have.org.uk is the result of consultation with some leading figures across the churches and as yet nothing else has come to light that offers quite the same help to this much neglected and quietly hurting people group.
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