Hi Bean,

Welcome to MS.

I am glad you have found this place of healing and support.

There are a variety of resources available in the UK. Scroll to the bottom of that list and you will find them. AEST is no longer in service.

You may also find our Military Support forum helpful to you.

There are several books you might find useful.

Honor Betrayed: Sexual Abuse in America's Military by Mic Hunter

Victims No Longer by Mike Lew

I am certain others will share titles they have found useful. You can find these titles, and others here at the bookstore.

Take your time and look around. You do not want to trigger yourself by reading too many posts at one time.

At your own pace, read the boards and wander into chat. The lounge (chat) is open 24 hours a day though it isn't always populated.

We also have moderated chats called Healing Circles. They meet on Sunday and Wednesday evenings at 9pm eastern time and one on Tuesday at 19:00 UTC (European and African time zone) which translates to 2 PM Eastern US time zone. The Healing Circle on Tuesdays is scheduled to resume in January.

Again, welcome to MS.

Acceptance on someone else's terms is worse than rejection.