21 Jan
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Funding: Restoring Hope receives grant for Crisis Care Packs

The Restoring Hope Board members are thrilled and excited to announce that we have been awarded our first major grant of $80,000 through The Collie Foundation. This will be used to contribute towards our ‘Crisis Care Packs’ project. We initially received the wonderful news the week prior to Christmas, with a request to provide some […]

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18 Dec
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Christmas: Not always the season to be jolly.

Christmas time is fast approaching. Whilst it should be a wonderful joyous time of year to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas and the togetherness of family, for some it can often bring many mixed emotions for those who have experienced childhood sexual abuse. A challenging time of year For these people it can be […]

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06 Dec
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Reflections

There are parts of me, and parts of you. There are parts of us that dominate our experience, and parts that hide way down the back. There are parts which pop up and parts that draw back. Too often, we can be driven by the parts that might be scared. There might be parts that […]

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30 Jun
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TRIGGER WARNING: Understanding and dealing with triggers

As we go through life, we encounter experiences which can remind us of times gone by.  The smell of fresh bread for most people brings back very positive memories.  The sound of rain on a roof when you are tucked up warm in bed can be calming and peaceful.  However, there are also experiences which […]

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24 Jun
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Labels and how to move past them

We exist by how we define ourselves. Even as children, we categorise ourselves into groups that we think we belong to – and give ourselves the corresponding label. We hear kids say, “I am a basketballer” or “I am a dancer,” as they identify with those groups. How we ‘fit’ into this world We also […]

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