Bridge to Support is available to people, living in Scotland, who were abused by a Jesuit, or a staff member or volunteer working on their behalf, when they were under the age of 18 and who do not wish to be in contact with the Jesuits at this stage.
They provide a confidential service, working together with people to find the right support for them, including counselling and psychological trauma support.
Bridge to Support is delivered by Health in Mind, an independent Scottish mental health charity based in Edinburgh which has been promoting positive mental health and wellbeing in Scotland since 1982. Health in Mind’s caring approach supports and empowers each person to live the life they want to live. Their staff have an understanding of the impact trauma can have on survivors who are seeking support and they have the knowledge and skills to make a positive difference to the lives of those who have been impacted by the trauma of abuse.
Getting help from Bridge to Support is quick, easy and free. You can phone, email or complete the contact form on their website www.bridgetosupport.org.uk
Call: 0131 243 0136
When you first get in touch, you will not be asked for any personal information but just for your name and contact number to confirm that this is the right service for you. Once they have completed a registration form with you, they can arrange for you to have a conversation with one of their staff to help you identify your goals and how they can help you to achieve them.
If you live in England, Wales or abroad, or would like to receive direct support from the Jesuits you can email the Jesuits’ Safeguarding Coordinator, Mrs Jo Norman, at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will be happy to help you access psychological and well-being support, including therapy and counselling, or other practical support. She can also put you in touch with someone independent.