A victim of sexual abuse during her childhood has spoken out to help other sufferers, and is doing a skydive to raise awareness of the support available from the National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC).
Thirty-nine-year-old Susan Fish has decided to make public that she was abused as a child, speaking to both the Journal and Gravity FM.
She said: “I didn’t talk about it for 34 years. As well as the sexual abuse, I suffered afterwards from PTSD.
“I want to do this for other survivors who have suffered in silence for years, and to let them know about the support offered by NAPAC. Not many people know about what they do.”
Along with a free support line staffed by trained volunteers, NAPAC holds regular support groups all across the country, and can provide details of nearby specialist childhood abuse counsellors to victims. For those seeking to take legal action, NAPAC can also provide advice and support during the process.
To raise both funds and awarenesss for the association, Susan is skydiving for the first time on Sunday, April 5 at Peterborough.
“For 2,000ft I will be freefalling at 150mph. It sounds mad, but if it helps other survivors it will be worth it,” Susan added.
You can sponsor Susan by visiting www.justgiving.com/susan-fish
For more information about NAPAC, go to www.napac.org.uk
NAPAC’s support line, which is free on all landlines and mobiles, is 0808 801 0331