Izzy’s Promise, based in Dundee (Tayside)
Description of agency: Izzy’s Promise is a charity organisation (SC033706) based in Dundee, Scotland (UK) that offers free and confidential support and information services to vulnerable and disabled people, and people with mental health problems occasioned by ritual/organised abuse suffered.
Area covered: Scotland and the wider UK
- We offer support services for male and female survivors with mental health problems across Scotland by consulting with them to find out what suits them best and how they can best be supported. We offer practical and emotional support for people trying to move out of abusive situations through workshops and therapy sessions aimed at empowering them to lead an independent life. We have developed adaptable training resource packs (training packs, DVDs and books) for training purposes. We have been involved in supporting abuse survivors of trafficking and those who have been trafficked by use of rituals such as voodoo and ju-ju mostly from Africa and the Caribbean and ritual abuse among asylum seekers and refugees. We recruit and train volunteers to get involved in the work we do and gain skills to move on in their lives.
- Organised/ritual abuse; trafficking and exploitation, adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, asylum seekers and refugees