In light of the news in Shetland about the case of Alan Scollay, I am prompted to tell folk that there is a good support group for survivors of sexual abuse, based in Lerwick.
The group has supported me since March 1996.
The group had a little funding from within Shetland for a few years up until 2008/2009, when they were dropped.
Despite this the group continues to support the boys and girls, who have grown up to be adults who need support to live their lives.
Should anyone wish to contact the organisation to receive or offer support, they can get in touch by emailing s_a_survivors@ hotmail.com or phoning 07747 097160.
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