The Gathering
19th & 20th February / SEC, Glasgow
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The Moira Anderson Foundation

Twitter: @MAFAirdrie

Founded in 2000 the Moira Anderson Foundation provides support and therapy for people who have been affected by childhood sexual abuse (CSA). As a unique service we provide CSA specific support for all family members, not only the person who has experienced abuse.  We work with adults and children of all genders. Based in Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, most of our services are delivered from our premises here but are available to people from all areas.  Our location is discreet, but within walking distance from the Town Centre and public transport routes. 

We offer support, Person Centred Counselling, Psychodynamic Counselling, CBT, Thought Field Therapy and Complementary Therapies for individuals.  Play Therapy and Art Therapy are available for our children and young people as well as youth counselling services.  We offer Therapeutic Groups, Group Therapy, Peer Support and self-management training. 

To help reduce barriers we offer a satellite service in Glasgow for people wishing to access support. We also work in partnership with other organisations when required. Referrals to MAF can be made via telephone, email or in person, by individuals or third parties; e.g. family members, friends or support organisations.

Matthew McVarish is a survivor of CSA and International Ambassador for the charity. He is an actor, with a doctorate from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He is also a writer and award-winning human rights activist. He has chaired discussions on children’s rights at the UN and the first Global Survivor Forum, for ECPAT International, in Bangkok. He was also won charity champion at SCVO’s Scottish Charity Awards in 2015. He is delighted to be launching his first book The Truth That No One Tells Teenagers at The Gathering.

Stand number: 87

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