What impact have you had?
Over 1000 people have contacted us by email asking for help, which has been provided free of charge. 500 wombtwin survivors have completed our questionnaire. Our two books are being read by wombtwin survivors around the world. 300 people receive Gemini Voices, our email newsletter, 20,000 people have visited our websites and blog. We now have some individuals whose lives have been blighted for a lifetime who are now free of their psychological problems. To date our impact has been small and local but we are very new and disadvantaged by widespread skepticism from some professionals. At an individual level however these ideas are transformational and are slowly gaining ground.
We now have a patron and a volunteer who is rebuilding the website. We hold our second open Space event and AGM in October 2009. We seize every opportunity to increase public awareness of this issue. We are receiving regular donations. We are planning to create sister organisations in USA, Belgium, Germany and Portugal with may more to come. A new book is being prepared with three more planned.
We expect to have at least three sister organisations in place by the end of 2010. We will have increased traffic to our website to 100,000 hits. We will have a presence on as many social networking sites as we can find. The new book will be published and we hope reviewed widely. We will have piloted a therapists training weekend in the UK by the end of 2010.
What will it take for your project to be successful over the next three years? Please address each year separately, if possible.
Money to publish new book of the Wombtwin project written by Althea. Book completed and published by June 2010.
Volunteer to revamp website and connect Wombtwin.com top as many social networking sites as possible - by Aprl 2010.
Money to pay for further analysis of 500 questionnaires. August 2010.
A volunteer Membership Secretary to increase membership.
Sister organisations created in Belgium., Portugal Ireland Germany. Money to help set them up.
Funds to create an illustrated book for young wombtwin survivors, also publication and marketing.
Venue needed for local healing groups to pilot long-term self help
Funds to take Althea Hayton to the APPPAH conference in California, USA and set up West USA organisation.
Funds to take Althea across the USA to set up central and eastern USA organisations.
Funds for illustrated childrens book for Wombtwin survivors aged 9-13
Funds and financial support to Althea Hayton to write and publish The healing path paperback book.
Funds and activity to get Althea onto the UK conference circuit.
Funds to create pilot training course for therapists.
Activity to seek accreditation from a local university for this course.
Funds and activity to create documentary film about wombtwin survivors.
What would prevent your project from being a success?
A lack of manpower. At present we have few staff and need to expand, but the first step is to create the information. This depends heavily on Althea as the author of the books, so support for her is crucial. We need funds badly. A lack of funds wont stop us but will keep us very small.