CLEAN SLATE

01869 232461

572 Brice Rd, Upper Heyford, Bicester, Oxon, OX25 5TE, UK

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ABOUT CLEAN SLATE

Clean Slate focuses on the recognition, handling and support of people who have suffered physical, mental, domestic or sexual abuse. We help with the subsequent mental health problems without discrimination for anyone in Oxfordshire.

 

Many of our current volunteers were clients, and have returned to give back to the community some of the skills they received from Clean Slate.  They can provide a ‘been there, done that, and know how it feels’ approach, which many clients find helpful.

Mission

The purpose of Clean Slate is to provide support to adult victims of sexual, physical and emotional abuse in Oxfordshire. We aim to empower our clients with skills that will help them cope with daily life while dealing with the emotional struggles of their past.

IMPROVED HEALTH & WELLBEING

  1.  Improvement in mental health

  2.  Reduction of suicidal thoughts

  3.  Reduction of drug and alcohol intake and admissions to rehab

  4.  Reduction in domestic violence incidents / anger management

  5.  Able to deal with shame, guilt, fear reducing anxiety and depression and insomnia.

  6.  Able to cope better with everyday life

  7.  Owning their experience and not comparing the affects with that of others

IMPROVED EXPERIENCE OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

  1.  With personal support less likely to offend

  2.  Able to access the criminal Justice system with a clear understanding of likely outcome

  3.  Understanding that prosecution may fail and dealing with the consequences of this

  4.  Understanding that at times prosecutions are not possible due to lack of evidence but this does not mean that they are not believed.

  5.  Preparation for court and giving evidence as well as support through the experience and after

  6.  Giving them confidence in the system.

Aims of Clean Slate

INTEGRATION

  1.  Volunteering as appropriate- so giving back

  2.  Socialising

  3.  Return to work

  4.  Engaging with life again - hence reducing isolation

  5.  Feeling understood and valued- no longer feeling alone

 

INCREASED SAFETY AND PERCEPTION OF SAFETY

  1.  Engaging in social set-ups without fear

  2.  Comfortable in their own communities

  3.  Ability to rationalise haunting thought

  4.  Trusting others often for the first time

  5.  More articulate and able to express themselves in social settings

  6.  Reduction or abstinence of drugs and alcohol increases sense of personal safety and ability to experience reality

  7.  Able to recognise risks and minimise anxiety when out

  8.  by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential. Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.