Covid-19 Service UPDATE...
This programme is continuing with some adaptations to ensure the safety of everyone taking part.
It is usually carried out face to face, however, for the academic year 2020/21 we will be facilitating the work online due to the COVID pandemic. We hope to begin facilitating face to face group work in 2021/2022.
Normal service details...
We run regular groups for our service users who are interested in meeting other women who have had similar experiences of domestic abuse. The groups provide peer support and an opportunity to build trust, enhance collaboration, and to promote recovery and healing.
Each group has a focus or a theme and the activities will focus around this. For example our group in February had the theme of International Women’s Day and the women created artwork based around this.
Mothers have the opportunity to attend a women's group to support their children.
Mothers are encouraged to attend the women's group.
The group aims to:
- Help mothers reflect on their children's needs
- Enable women to support their children
- Prepare mothers for issues that may arise from their children's groups
- Provide a chance for the mothers to talk about their own experiences
The mother's programme runs in parallel to the children's - with mothers meeting a day or two before their children. Mothers have the opportunity to look at and discuss the materials that their children will be using.