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Argyll and Bute Rape Crisis  awarded Sport Relief grant as chosen by Netmums Argyll and Bute Rape Crisis awarded Sport Relief grant as chosen by Netmums
Added: 26 Feb 2014
Comic Relief in partnership with Netmums chose TESSA our Youth Support and Prevention Programme as one of their shortlisted Projects.

A huge thank you to EVERYONE that voted and shared our posts asking for your support. Thank you also to Comic relief and Netmums for giving us such an opportunity.

Argyll and Bute Rape Crisis] has been chosen by Comic Relief to compete for the votes of Netmums website users for the next month in an initiative which gives five UK charities the chance to receive up to £80,000 to help transform people’s lives.

The ’Sport Relief Grants chosen by Netmums’ initiative shares £200,000 between five charities that are working to help some of the poorest and most disadvantaged people in different parts of the UK.

Each charity gets a proportion of the money, but the amount they receive is determined by the number of votes secured during the one month voting period from now until the Sport Relief Weekend from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd March.

Alison Black, Manager from Argyll and Bute Rape Crisis said: “It is an honour to have been shortlisted for the Sport Relief Grants chosen by Netmums initiative. Over the past 2 years Comic Relief funding has already helped us to deliver TESSA Youth Prevention Workshops to all 10 Secondary Schools across Argyll and Bute, 4 schools being included for the first time. Over 600 workshops have been delivered to in excess of 5,500 young people. Topics of workshops include Internet Safety and Internet Grooming; Healthy Relationships; Body Image; Consent and ‘Don’t Blame the Victim. There have been a number of disclosures in every school we have visited and had it not been for Comic Relief funding, some of these young people would still be being abused as they may not have had the courage to tell anyone or known who to tell what was happening to them. Now we really need the Netmum’s community to get online and vote for us so we can help even more young people stay safe online and in their personal lives as well as offering early intervention of specialist support to young people who have experienced any form of sexual abuse..”

Sue Wicks, UK Grants Manager at Comic Relief said: “The success of this initiative in previous years shows how much the public cares about people living tough lives in the UK.”

We hope Netmum’s users take the opportunity to vote for their favourite charity and that learning more about the great work that these charities are doing inspires them to do their bit to help by signing themselves and their families up to enter the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games.”

As well as taking part in the Sport Relief Grants chosen by Netmums initiative, the whole family can also join in the first ever Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games, which take place from Friday 21st March to Sunday 23rd March 2014. The public can join the fun and games by running, swimming or cycling their way to raising cash at over a thousand venues around the country including here in Argyll and Bute.

Emma Maxwell from Netmums said: “Netmums is excited to be involved with Sport Relief by raising awareness about the wonderful work these charities do and being able to give our members the unique chance to decide for themselves which project they most want to support.”

 “We Can Stop It!” “We Can Stop It!”
Added: 11 Feb 2013
On 12th September ACPOS announced their latest campaign against rape and sexual assault aimed at making men take responsibility for their own actions and challenging attitudes that focus on victim blaming, alcohol and women’s behaviour. This new campaign is entitled “We Can Stop It!” and is welcomed by Rape Crisis. We also welcome the opportunity to continue our work with Strathclyde Police in challenging attitudes that make perpetrator’s behaviour acceptable.

Argyll and Bute Rape Crisis Centre have been involved in prevention work for the past three years. This year, with vital support and funding from Comic Relief, Argyll and Bute Rape Crisis began a 3 year rolling programme of age appropriate prevention workshops across the region. The TESSA (To Explore Sexual exploitation/Sexual Abuse) Youth Project Prevention Workshops will be delivered in all 10 Secondary Schools Argyll and Bute wide from year groups S1 through to S6.

The focus of TESSA is to provide young people with facts, dispel myths and challenge entrenched attitudes, inappropriate and unacceptable actions in young peoples’ relationships.
Significantly, TESSA is not only about prevention of sexual abuse, it also provides a safe pathway for young people to disclose sexual abuse and access Rape Crisis Support Services. Early intervention and support can ensure their physical, mental health and wellbeing are restored, allowing them to move forward and reach their maximum potential.

TESSA has been working in partnership with Strathclyde and MOD Police who provide factual input during workshops on the legal aspects of Rape and Sexual Abuse, whether via social networking sites or within young peoples’ personal relationships. The recent changes in the law are something all young people should be aware of and fully understand the possible consequences where there has been no ‘Consent’ and what ‘Consent’ actually means.

The “We Can Stop It” campaign is an excellent, thought-provoking tool which will promote discussion and debate amongst young people. It sends out a clear, positive message to young men about acknowledging their responsibility and what all young people should have a right to expect from respectful and healthy relationships.
Polish DVD producedPolish DVD produced
Added: 09 Nov 2010
Thanks to a successful funding bid, we have recently produced a DVD about our Service which is aimed at the Polish community. It provides information in Polish and English on how to get in touch with us and what sort of support is available from us. We are in the process of distributing the DVD in the Argyll and Bute areas and hope that it will be of great use to Survivors who might not otherwise have been aware of how to access support.
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