Psychoeducation (Trauma information sessions)

We regret to inform you that we cannot accept new referrals to:

  • counselling (adult & young people)
  • support groups
  • psychoeducation
  • drop-in groups

We kindly ask you not to to make a referral to the Advocacy (ISVA) service if you would like to access counselling. We would be unable to add you to the counselling waiting list and it would increase the waiting list for those wishing to access the Advocacy service. We will update our social media/website as soon as we are open for referrals again (Facebook: OSARCC, Twitter: @OSARCC, Instagram: @oxfordshirerapecrisis). Click here for more information.

 

Our Psychoeducation course offers a safe space where survivors can explore the impact of sexual violence on their life, and learn how to cope with the emotional and physical effects of trauma.

The aim of these sessions is to understand how your body and mind have responded to trauma, to help identify and develop your own coping strategies, and to share resources and information.


 

Who the service is for

This service is open to anyone over the age of eighteen who self-defines as a woman, or a non-binary person recorded female at birth who has had an initial meeting following a referral to OSARCC’s services. 

 

What to expect 

Format

Our psychoeducation course will cover: 

  • What Psychoeducation is all about 
  • Effects of trauma on the body and mind 
  • What we can do to help feel calmer and more in control 
  • Using compassion to understand ourselves and connect with others 
  • Making plans for the future

It is currently offered in four different formats: face-to-face, online, telephone or a video course. 

The live format consists of 6 weekly sessions offered either through small groups or one-to-one sessions with one of our Psychoeducation specialists. 

The video course consists of 5 recorded sessions that you can complete at home in your own time with a workbook. You will be given your own login details and you will be able to access it whenever you want over a 6-month period.

How to access this service

Our psychoeducation course is currently offered to anyone who self-defines as a woman and to any non-binary individuals recorded female at birth who have had an initial meeting following a referral to OSARCC’s services and are now on the waiting list for any of our services.

If you were interested in accessing only our psychoeducation course, we will need you to make a referral to our therapeutic services. 

We accept referrals from survivors themselves and from others who have the survivor’s explicit permission, including other organisations. Find more information about making a referral. 

After the referral is submitted, a member of the team will get in touch via email or phone to arrange an initial meeting, where we will discuss how we can best support, the services available, and how to access this specific service. 


 

Confidentiality

All queries will be treated in confidence by our service coordinator and your details will not be shared with any other organisation.

Any information you share within the course will be kept confidential within OSARCC. Some information about people attending the sessions may be shared between collective members and the OSARCC clinical supervisor.

We maintain boundaries of confidentiality between the psychoeducation sessions and OSARCC’s phone, email and text listening services, so that survivors taking part in the course can still access these services as an alternative, confidential support mechanism.

We will only break confidentiality if you ask us to, or if you’ve given us relevant information that makes us concerned for your or somebody else’s safety. For more information about this, please read our Child Protection policy.


Privacy

If you are visiting our website, we use a third party service called Google Analytics to collect anonymous information about how you use our website, such as any search terms you used to find OSARCC’s website, which pages you visit, and how long you stay on the website. This helps us to find out how people are using our website, and how useful it is. We can’t use this information to identify you.

Please note that if you follow a link from this site to another site, this policy will no longer apply. We are not responsible for other sites’ information handling practices. Use of your information by the owner of the linked site will normally be governed by that site’s privacy policy, which we encourage you to read.

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