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Natural Thinking by Ria Walton

the frondescence of flourishing leaves  coming to life the essence of new life for spring the re birth of trees the birds singing their melodies sweet songs of morning nature alive with fresh new growth buds blooming their energy forthwith to bring, the floral...

The Three Girls Workshop

Three Girls Workshop With lockdown having restricted the hosting of events ‘in person’ the Foundation recently ran on online meet-up centred around the BAFTA award winning BBC mini-series Three Girls.  The programme (for which Maggie worked as the Programme...

VICTIMS’ COMMISSIONER SAYS CULTURE CHANGE TO SUPPORT AGGRIEVED LONG OVERDUE

By Ryan Hooper, PA Chief Reporter  A new, specific law is required to give more rights to those affected by crime, the Victims' Commissioner for England and Wales has said. Dame Vera Baird QC said a change of culture'' was long overdue'' to look after'' victims of...

“I feel lost, and I don’t know if this pain will ever leave me…..”

I  was abused from age 7 to 20. No one in my life knows except doctors/counsellors/helplines or the occasional Samaritan. I carry on every day like I'm absolutely fine. No one would ever know.   It's almost like having two lives which makes me very sad. I was...

Poem 2 by Michelle

In these eyes I hold the key, To a life you will never see. Beneath the surface of fake smiles

Loveartpix

My name is Dez (AKA Loveartpix) & I am a self-taught Creative Artist from Manchester. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder over 10 years ago & more recently autism, a diagnosis I am now beginning to come to terms with & better understand. From an early...

Poem by Michelle

I am lost in this darkness, I can't see a light Tormented by my demons, they come worse at night.   I am lost in this spiral of unspeakable pain Longing for a rainbow that comes after the rain.   My head, it's pounding...

I Came as a Survivor, now I am an Abassador

I initially came to foundation as a survivor that needed help. The only service that was helping me at the time was recovery, I had been laughed at by a few police officers and a member of the council had labelled me she was at that children’s home a home where I was...

I still struggle with the frustrations that the police did a ‘half-assed’ job and that monster is still walking the streets, free to do whatever he likes…..

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to share my story. It has been almost 11 years since this happened to me, and I have never tried to deal with it. I just tucked it away in a little box in my mind and hoped that it would go away. Recently I took the first steps...

Contacting Maggie and the foundation was one of the best decisions I made.

Categories - Survivor Stories

When I first contacted the Maggie Oliver foundation I was searching high and low for some help, support and guidance, I’d tried so many places and had no luck. Contacting Maggie and the foundation was one of the best decisions I made, from that day I have been given amazing, kind and top class support and I have been made to feel important, understood and cared out. I have found that Maggie and all who work with Maggie at the foundation go above and beyond to help serviced users and nothing is too much to ask from them.

The foundation has helped me by being a listening ear, providing me with great advice, assisting me in finding legal support and just by being there as people I know I can contact if I need some help and support. I also know that the foundation has helped so many other people as I regularly chat to other girls who have been supported and helped by the foundation. I have now been able to put together a legal team from Maggie’s recommendations and guidance and I am finally getting my shot at justice, my court date isn’t long off now… I wouldn’t be in this position without Maggie and the foundation. There is no other support out there like this that I could find and it is so badly needed! I searched high and low to find support and couldn’t find any other than the Maggie Oliver foundation, this is why this foundation is so important. The Maggie Oliver foundation having a national phoneline to help victims of sexual abuse is needed desperately. There have been times when I’ve attempted to take my own life and been sat trying to find someone to talk to that would understand my pain and experiences, I could never find anyone or such a phone line so I cant really begin to explain how amazing it would be to have this as part of the Maggie Oliver Foundation. I’ve sadly lost friends who have taken their own lives after feeling they had no one to call or talk to that would understand, I wish this would have been around when they were.

Without the Maggie Oliver foundation I don’t know what I’d have done as a young girl. Its so important to me and so many others that the foundation gets the funding they desperately need to continue to grow and support victims.

 

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