The tricycle (trike) represents a rite of passage for many children.
A trike opens up the world for a young child; you can’t miss their delight when they experience the mobility, speed and freedom. Learning to ride helps to build confidence, safety, independence, and initiative.
Conversely, child sexual abuse takes away the rites of passage that are essential to a child’s development. It robs them of a sense of safety, freedom, and their right to be a child.
The trike reminds us that adult male survivors were once children. SAMSN walks alongside men and their supporters to restore safety, freedom and self-belief.
As the situation regarding COVID-19 evolves, the health and well-being of our people and clients are our top priority. SAMSN continues to follow the advice of NSW Health and the Commonwealth Government to help minimise the spread of the virus.
The SAMSN office remains open but with limited staff as we alternate working remotely and in the office. Our dedicated team continues to support survivors and our supporters and we encourage you to stay in touch and contact SAMSN for support.
SAMSN will be closed from Thursday, December 24th and will re-open on Monday the 4th of January 2021.
We know that Christmas can be a challenging time. If you find yourself or the people you support struggling, please consider contacting the Blue Knot Foundation Helpline on 1300 657 380 or Lifeline on 131114