The Aurora Project

The Safer Living Foundation Aurora Project

The Aurora Project provides a signposting, support and therapy service for individuals in the midlands who are distressed about unhealthy sexual thoughts and feelings, and in addition are concerned that they may sexually offend.

“It’s not your fault, but you can do something about it…”

The Aurora Project Objectives

  • To provide a therapy and support service for individuals in the midlands who are concerned that they may sexually offend
  • To prevent harm, contact, and escalation of sexual offending
  • To use evidence informed best practice & service user involvement to underpin all aspects of The Aurora Project
  • To research and evaluate the project in an ongoing basis to improve effectiveness & monitor outcomes

Who can be referred to the Aurora Project?

  • Men & Women (18+)
  • Individuals who find their sexual thoughts, feelings & behaviours distressing and are concerned that they may act upon them
  • Individuals who have never sexually offended
  • Individuals who are currently under investigation, or have received a caution for internet offences
  • Self-referrals – you might want to contact us for confidential support, information or advice.
  • Individuals who are willing to travel to Nottingham

We provide a community service of individual and group therapy for people who find their sexual thoughts, feelings and behaviours distressing, and are concerned that they could be a risk to others. We work with clients who are motivated towards change and who feel able to make use of group or individual therapy.

The Aurora Project can be contacted on 0115 848 4707 or by email: ku.ca.utnnull@noitneverpfls

If you are concerned about your own or another person’s sexual thoughts or behaviour towards children other resources you may find useful are;

Stop it Now is a dedicated helpline available to support people with these concerns. You can call the helpline on: 0808 1000 900

Recovery nation is also available. It is a free self-help recovery resource for those struggling with sexual addictions or difficulty with their sexual behaviour. www.recoverynation.com

If you have been affected by sexual abuse and need someone to talk to, there are organisations specially dedicated to offering support. These include Samaritans (call anytime on 116 123), Victim Support (call free on 08 08 16 89 111) and Childline (call on 0800 1111).

If you are worried that a child may have been abused (even if you are unsure), contact the NSPCC professional counsellors 24/7 for help, advice and support. NSPCC 0808 800 5000 or email help@nspcc.org.uk

If you want to report a child protection concern, contact your local authority child protection team – you can find the team in the area that the child lives on gov.uk.

If you think that a child or adult is in immediate danger of harm, call the police on 999.

Further information can also be found on the Stop It Now website.

Click on any of these organisations to get more information.

Confidentiality

Our Aurora Project service is confidential which means that everything we talk about is kept private. If, however, you tell us specific information about an unconvicted offence committed by you or another identifiable person, or you tell us specific information about a child or adult who is being victimized, we may have to pass this on. The confidentiality boundaries will be clearly discussed with you when you make contact with the Aurora Project so you are always clear on what these are.

There are a number of ways to contact us depending on what is more comfortable for you. You may prefer to email us for support, or you can give us a call. We don’t keep a record of telephone numbers and we won’t call you back unless you ask us to.