Trauma Breakthrough

Breakthrough is a UK charity supporting survivors of trauma and abuse.

1-in-5 people experience trauma (childhood abuse, accidents, domestic violence, sexual assault) during their lifetime.


Survivors often experience difficulties with physical, emotional and mental health, as well as issues around social isolation, addictive behaviours, self harm, eating disorders, housing and job retention.

Breakthrough provide specialist support and wellbeing services, individual and group therapy, a crisis helpline and peer-led befriending; as well as training for friends & family, businesses, churches and other community organisations in how to provide effective support for those struggling with their mental health.

At Breakthrough, we know that no two people process things in the same way - and neither should they! So we are now opening community spaces across the South West staffed by therapists and support workers where people can share their experiences in a supportive environment in a way that will feel safe for them, and where they can receive input from others and begin to recover.

With up to a third of all workplaces struggling with the impact of trauma day-to-day, or with people they are supporting in their personal lives, organisations working with charities like Breakthrough through session sponsorship, training or fundraising days is a great place to start to open up those discussions, even just on an awareness level, because the impact of trauma is only increasing.

Across the COVID pandemic Breakthrough saw a 500% increase in the number of referrals and requests for help being received, and that is only set to increase further.

If you would like to support the work Breakthrough do as a charity partner, through training, or as a leader who is brave enough to step out and tell their story – we’d love to talk with you.



Email Holly at or, if you’re in the South West, why not pop in for a visit and come and see the work we do first-hand.