Break the Silence has embedded a culture of continuous improvement within the charity and we strive to improve in all aspects of our work.
We endeavour to add value for our Clients, create a sustainable future, develop organisational capability, harness creativity and innovation, lead with vision, inspiration and integrity, manage with agility, succeed through the talent of our people and sustain outstanding results.
We have a Team of committed Board, Staff and Volunteers to help us achieve our aims. However, we would be unable to achieve this, or to provide the range, standard and quality of support to Survivors, without the investment and support of the following organisations.
On behalf of all at Break The Silence, the Survivors and Families that we support and the Communities who benefit from the results of our work, we are truly grateful and offer our thanks to you for choosing to support Break The Silence.
The Evolve project funded by Comic Relief Core Strength programme will help us; strengthen our organisation; assist us to work towards a quality accreditation; improve our strategic planning; and enable us to review digital technology for potential areas of development/improvement. The funder plus programme and on-going support from the Comic Relief Team offers additional benefit and we are excited to see the changes in our organisation as a result of their support.
CORRA Foundation/Henry Duncan
CORRA Foundation support Break The Silence through a Henry Duncan award. They support Break The Silence by assisting with overhead and running costs of our charity. Their support is invaluable and is especially beneficial given the continuing increase in referrals that we receive.
Peoples Health Trust / Health Engage through The Health Lottery
Funding from Peoples Health Trust through money raised by Health Engage through The Health Lottery for our Resonate Project will enable the provision of a weekly therapeutic music group for 24 months. Survivors can learn and practice the harpsicle, interact with others, learn to develop healthy relationships, increase their social interaction and reducing feelings of loneliness and isolation, build their confidence and increase self-esteem. The harpsicle promotes physical and emotional healing properties with harp therapy participants in other studies reporting increased relaxation, improvement in sleep, decreased pain and anxiety, stabilisation of vital signs, and improvement in mood.
Scottish Government/Survivor Innovation Fund
Funding has been secured through the Survivor Innovation Fund for our Engage Project. Through Engage, Break The Silence will recruit a Partnership Development Officer/Worker to take responsibility for establishing, maintaining and developing Partnerships with Break The Silence, providing a platform for collaboration and co-production to improve and develop better access, integration and support mechanisms for Survivors in addition to promoting early intervention/prevention.
Part of this project involves the delivery of a Conference to increase focus and we are delighted with the outcomes achieved from our first Conference which received a commendation from Scottish Parliament as a result of a motion submitted by Ruth Maguire,MSP.
The Adam Charitable Trust
Break The Silence are delighted to have received support from The Adam Charitable Trust which enables two of our Staff to undertake training in Eye Movement De-Sensitisation and Re-Processing (EMDR), a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. This in turn will mean that we will have 3 qualified therapists a Break The Silence increasing the accessibility and number of available appointments for EMDR.
The Robertson Trust
The Robertson Trust supported Break The Silence in 2015/2016 with overhead costs to assist with the growth of the organisation. In 2017, they confirmed their continued support for our Moving Forward project over a 24 month period. In addition to financial support, The Robertson Trust have provided valuable development opportunities through their Funder Plus programme enabling staff to be trained on producing winning tenders and the review of monitoring and evaluation through tailored support with Evaluation Support Scotland. Both the financial and developmental support will greatly assist us with our long-term plans for sustainability and growth.
Womens Fund – Foundation Scotland
The Inspire project will provide facilitator training to female Survivors, empowering them and providing them will the skills, confidence, support and knowledge to be able to facilitate Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) sessions to other women survivors on a peer support basis. We are delighted to also work with staff from NHS Ayrshire & Arran who will provide some in-kind support on this project.
WRAP is a self-management and recovery system for people coping with diverse physical and behavioural health challenges. This is an exciting opportunity which will be carefully developed over a 36 month period ensuring Survivor support throughout.