I started this website in 2009 so its been over 13 years and I have run it on my own and funded it myself in all that time. I want to say a big thank you to you for coming to the website and to all those who have found the website helpful, that's all I ever wanted. All the best, John.
Hello, here's an important message first: IF you HAVE BEEN struggling, are RIGHT NOW or may in the FUTURE, or know someone like that, then PLEASE take a look at this page with information about HELPLINES and words from someone who HAS used one.
Please be in a safe place and safe state of mind when viewing this website.
Be one more to say: "I SURVIVED"
My last log in on this website was in 17th December 2022
Please reach out to that someone TODAY.
But whatever happens, keep trying.
There are other numbers and other people.
It will take as long as it takes, to get the right help.
BUT YOU'RE WORTH IT.
Please take a look to the the right,
or on the links page for details of some who are here.
Hope, its just one word, and it may seem a small one
but its why many are still here.
Grasp it when ever you can. Cling to it. Do what you have to.
And when there seems like there is no hope... HANG ON IN THERE
so you're still with us, when it does return.
An introduction to the site:
My names John Harrison and this site has been going for 10 years now (as of 2019). Originally failings in the system that I encountered led me to speak out and have to speak publicly from the 1990's. The core content of the website is around child abuse and mental health and there has always been a combination of things that I wanted the website to do. I wanted others to be aware of the rest of us with the same issues, to at least let them know that they are not alone in what they go through or have gone through. I wanted the website to expose some of the wrongdoings too which it did.
There is no content on this site, nor has there ever been any, that is in any way inappropriate. BUT some people are more vulnerable than others and that's why there are links in the right sidebar on this website and the links page to show some organisations that may be able to help OR show that for every issue there may well be a helpline, charity or organisation out there for you, they don't always work for everybody, this I know. All links to them here are not put there for the organisations or charities, they are ONLY put here by me in the hope that they may help someone. IF they don't, please hang on in there.
IF you are someone who wants to learn more about the failings in the system I encountered and about the campaigning I did, then take a look at the 'FAILED by the System' page to start to find out more. IF not, you can have a general look around the rest of the site for help or some important information and insight it to it all. Changes I made and will make, help people more easily make a choice as to what they want to look at.
B safe 1st always... that IS the message.
'Raising awareness of the consequences of child abuse in later life'
Here's a little guide to what to expect on each page of this website:
'TALK' this is a brief introduction on what options may be there for you when you want to know: WHO & HOW can I TALK & TELL someone abuse my abuse?
'HELPLINES' I know it explains itself, but its a very important page to mention. This page shows why helplines are so needed. PLEASE share them online, you never know who may see it, and need it.
'Books' a selection of just a few books on child abuse mainly by survivors themselves.
'Child Abuse Monument' the monument is in Canada, it gives more info about it.
'Raising Awareness' talks and shows some videos about raising awareness of child abuse and its consequences in later life.
'FAILED by the system' this page links to several very detailed pages on the failings in the system I endured, including within and by healthcare professionals. It also links to several detailed pages on the campaign and raising awareness that I then did, about these failings. I started Writing to MP's, PM, the Queen and more. I have recently separated all these relating pages, so they can be accessed by this one page. It helps to keep it away from you, IF you're in a vulnerable place, and you can avoid all this if you need to. All the pages this one links to, are VERY IMPORTANT to me. And where a very big part of me speaking out.