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Vote for Acts Fast in the AVIVA Community Fund

Please vote for us to be able to help support more parents and families whose life has been devastated by child sexual abuse. Please click on the below link to place your 10 votes for Acts Fast Dorset. https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/17-4946 Your time in placing the votes means a lot, to the families suffering. Thank you.

Wall of Silence: Breaking the silence on child abuse

In July, Bournemouth University and Acts Fast will be presenting Southmead Project’s ‘Wall of Silence’, a display of images and stories that share the experience and impact of child abuse. The exhibition has already been shown across other towns and cities, including Bristol and Northampton (see http://southmeadproject.org.uk/wall-of-silence/). The exhibition will be accompanied by a conference. Child… Read more »

Wall of Silence Exhibition

From July 11th, Bournemouth University and Acts Fast will be presenting Southmead Project’s ‘Wall of Silence’, a display of images and stories that share the experience and impact of child abuse. The exhibition has already been shown across other towns and cities, including Bristol and Northampton (see http://southmeadproject.org.uk/wall-of-silence/). The exhibition will be accompanied by a… Read more »

Three Girls: It may be closer to home than you think

Press Release: For Immediate Release As BBC One shows the true-life drama “Three Girls” you might be thinking that this harrowing story of child sexual abuse was unique and isolated. Sadly, children are still being abused, and groomed for abuse, all across the UK. Locally, Acts Fast, a Bournemouth-based charity, provides support across Dorset to… Read more »

Robert Montagu becomes Patron for Acts Fast.

Robert Montagu becomes Patron for Acts Fast. Acts Fast, a Bournemouth-based charity providing support for victims of child sexual abuse, and their (non-abusive) family, is proud to announce a new Patron. Robert Montagu is a highly respected psychotherapist, based near Weymouth. Having been an importer of wines, pottery and ceramics for 25 years, Robert retrained… Read more »

Generous Donation

“We are extremely grateful to have received a very generous donation, arising from Reachout’s closure. This will ensure, that we can continue our vital work in supporting families, who have been affected by chid sexual abuse”

Sexual Abuse & Mental Health Conference

Sexual Abuse & Mental HealthReducing the Impact of Abuse on Mental HealthTuesday 20th September 2016, London This CPD certified national conference focuses on the important issue of sexual abuse and mental health. Through national updates, survivor perspectives, expert sessions and case study presentations the conference will provide delegates with practical guidance for reducing the impact… Read more »

Mental Health Week May 16th

We had the pleasure of being part of Mental Health Week in conjunction with South West trains on Monday 16th May, at Bournemouth train station, which was a phenomenal success in raising awareness, with in excess of 8 million twitter impressions for #MHAW16Dorset. Other organisations that attended included:   Great to see such a turnout from all different organisations. For… Read more »