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Supporting female survivors of abuse is crucial for their well-being and empowerment.

Here are some important benefits of providing support:

  1. Empowerment and Voice: Empowering survivors means keeping their voices at the heart of our work. By listening to them and responding to their needs, we help them regain control over their lives and find their voice againThis empowerment can lead to a rise in confidence and self-esteem, allowing survivors to take steps toward healing and recovery.

  2. Physical and Emotional Well-Being: Counseling and emotional support play a critical role in helping survivors. Group therapy, in particular, has demonstrated effectiveness in improving physical functioning, reducing depression, and increasing self-esteem and assertiveness. Emotional care helps survivors cope with trauma and build resilience.

  3. Financial Independence: Money is often used as part of abuse. Survivors of economic abuse may need support in understanding their financial situation, managing debts, and accessing benefits. Organisations like Surviving Economic Abuse provide specialized financial advice for survivorsAdditionally, banks often have domestic abuse policies to help survivors protect their money.

  4. Legal Assistance: Survivors may require legal help to navigate issues related to restraining orders, divorce, child custody, and other legal matters. Access to legal services ensures that survivors can seek justice and protect themselves and their children.

  5. Safety Planning: Supporting survivors involves safety planning, which includes identifying safe accommodations, creating escape plans, and ensuring their physical safety. This support can be life-saving for survivors trying to leave abusive situations.

  6. Community and Peer Support: Connecting survivors with other women who have similar experiences can reduce feelings of isolation. Survivors benefit from sharing stories, receiving encouragement, and knowing they are not alone in their journey.

Women's Support Group

Wednesday's 10am-12.00 noon 

Women often face unique challenges and experiences that can be difficult to navigate alone. This is why joining a women’s support group can be a powerful way to connect with others who understand and offer support.

We run a weekly meetings offering confidential support, information and strategies for positive change. Open to all women who are experiencing abuse or who have been abused in the past. Participants share feelings, concerns and fears with one another and learn about the issues and available options as well as finding yourself.

In order to access this group you need to book on to the programme. 


Female Abuse Freedom Programme 

Thursday's 7.30pm-9pm

About the Programme

The Freedom Programme examines the roles played by attitudes and beliefs on the actions of abusive men and the responses of victims and survivors. The aim is to help them to make sense of and understand what has happened to them, instead of the whole experience just feeling like a horrible mess.


The Freedom Programme also describes in detail how children are affected by being exposed to this kind of abuse and very importantly how their lives are improved when the abuse is removed.


It is run over 12 weeks and is a rolling programme. The course runs for 2-hours

What are the aims?

·         To help women understand the beliefs held by abusive men and in doing so, recognise which of these beliefs they have shared, in              order to help them better protect themselves and their children

·         To illustrate the effects of domestic violence on children

·         To assist women to recognise potential future abusers

·         To help women gain self-esteem and the confidence to improve the quality of their lives

·         To inform women about community resources such as Women’s Aid, the Police Domestic Violence Unit, etc.



£15 registration and administration fee


How to Book

If you would like to access this programme please book your place today.

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