PSHE/Citizenship GCSE: Rape - Nicole’s survival story

Pips Taylor travels to Scotland to meet a rape victim who has set up a charity to support other rape victims.

Nicole was raped by her friend’s father when she was 14.

She describes how she felt as a teenager dealing with the attack and goes on to say how it affected her mental wellbeing and led her to self-harm.

The clip ends when Nicole shares how she took back her power and took the necessary steps to get over her rape which included seeing a counselor, training as a counselor herself and setting up a charity for other rape victims.

This series contains some sexual violence. Teacher review recommended prior to use in class.

This clip is from the series I Never Said Yes.

Teacher Notes

Pupils could discuss, mind map or list the physical, intellectual, emotional and social (PIES) effects of traumatic life events and discuss steps which can help people who have suffered trauma.

Curriculum Notes

This clip is suitable for teaching PSHE and Citizenship at GCSE/KS4 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and National 4 in Scotland.

More from I Never Said Yes:

Rape - Laura's story of partner rape
Rape - male attitudes towards sex and consent
Rape - Natalie's story of being gang raped
Rape and conviction rates - Jane’s story
Rape and its impact - Sarah's story