After working with Fixers four-years-ago, Siobhan Pyburn (21) is still promoting and expanding her website which helps victims of child sex abuse.
The website is an online support resource for victims of child sex abuse.
Siobhan, through her own experiences and those of others, also constructed the website to raise awareness of the issue of child sex abuse in the UK.
Click here to visit SiobhanPyburn.com
Siobhan is proud of her project. “There’s lots more content on the site now and it has began to take its own identity,” she said.
“There are stories from fellow survivors, notes from others, and much more to help people deal with the issues of child abuse.
“I often feel that the topic of child sex abuse is swept under the carpet, and we do not talk enough about the issue, which allows it to grow and grow,” she said.
“People who are victims of child sex abuse often feel very alone or blame themselves for their hardship. All of this shows that people are not alone at all and there is always help out there for them.”
Since starting the project, Siobhan's project has continued to grow. Since 2008, the project has received local and national recognition in the press, and Siobhan was the proud winner of the V Award for Exceptional Community Impact in 2009.
In 2010, Siobhan was awarded the title of National Woman of Courage by bestselling author, Lesley Pearse, and became an Ambassador for the Rose Road Children’s Appeal, a charity which supports children with complex disabilities.
“I never realised when I started the Phoenix Project website that so many people were in the same situation as me or that so many needed help,” she said.
“Fixers has given me a medium to reach out to other people. I always had the idea to spread the message, but Fixers has allowed me to breach the gap to the other survivors far quicker and more efficiently than I could have ever imagined.”