Family Matters

13 Wrotham Road
Gravesend
Kent
DA11 0PA

Tel (Helpline): 01474 537392 Tel (Office): 01474 536661
Web: www.familymattersuk.org

Family Matters works to help relieve the mental and physical distress of children, adolescents and adults who have been victims of abuse, together with their non-abusing family members and partners, and thus help to:
  • 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.
Services provided include counselling, helpline and Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) service, for victims of rape and sexual assault. Counselling is restricted to South East London and Kent, ISVA service in NW Kent and Medway only. Open to all from four years upwards.

Last updated on 21/07/2012

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