DOMESTIC ABUSE SUPPORT
Our services are open to all women over the age of 18 experiencing domestic abuse. We offer face-to-face and telephone appointments with a specialist domestic abuse worker who will listen and give accurate information in a supportive, non-judgemental environment. Initially we would discuss the situation, assess safety needs, and discuss options. We may refer to the following support services depending on personal circumstances:
My Life Domestic Abuse awareness workshops
Our 12-week My Life Domestic Abuse Awareness and Support workshops bring together women who are experiencing domestic abuse, in a supportive group environment. The workshops help women to learn more about the different aspects of domestic abuse, build their self esteem and confidence, and help them to plan for a better and safer future for themselves. To find out more, please click here
Specialist Domestic Abuse support for Migrant & Ethnic Minority women
Our specialist service for Migrant and Ethnic Minority women helps to tackle domestic abuse issues which are relevant to a particular community or culture, and provides access to services which migrant women may not have been aware that they could utilise.
We work closely with a group of local solicitors and we can refer women for free family law and/or immigration law advice. To find out more information about legal advice appointments, please contact Martha.
We can provide 1:1 counselling support through our therapists who are working towards their British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Registration. We can offer you low cost weekly counselling sessions of up to one year. To find out more about our counselling, and how to be placed on the assessment waiting list, please click here
Peer-to-peer support groups & telephone helpline
Our My Ally telephone and peer-to-peer support groups for women of 18+ provide a listening ear to women experiencing domestic abuse or relationship issues. The service is provided by trained volunteers who are domestic abuse survivors, who will be able to listen and provide support.
Education & Training
Our education and training services can provide skills training and careers advice to all women, giving them the opportunity to lead financially independent and fulfilling lives. Please browse our education and training services here.
Mental Health & Wellbeing
We provide a variety of personal development and wellbeing courses to support women to strengthen their mental resilience and improve their self confidence. For more details, please click here. We also have free facebook social groups for women and offer low-cost counselling.
Domestic Abuse Awareness Training For Employers
Our Domestic Abuse Awareness Training is designed to help employers recognise when employees are in an abusive relationship, and to teach them how to support employees who are experiencing domestic abuse. For information about our Domestic Abuse Awareness Training, see here.