Jul 22, 2019

Freedom Programme

The aim of the programme is to help women develope ways of thinking to protect themselves and their children. We also provide the knowledge to enable them to do this.

The objectives are to give them the ability to take control of their lives. To recognise beliefs held by above men and how this may allow the abusive behaviour to continue. We aim to increase their ability to recognise abusive behaviour and identify what they need to do to protect themselves and their children.

The format of the programme is a 6 week interactive group sessions. There is group discussion and feedback. Handouts are given out to summerize the topice covered.

Week 1 - Introduction. The dominator and the bully.

Week 2 - Bad father and the afects on children.

Week 3 - headworker and the jailor.

Week 4 - Sexual controller and the King of the Castle.

Week 5 - Liar and the persuader.

Week 6 - Warning signs.

Having sat in a 6 week programme as part of my induction I learnt that a lot of women saw part of the abuse they suffered. Lots came to realise that other forms of abuse were also happening to them. Teaching women to recognise abuse early is vital.

The Freedom programme is a vital part of the work that we do.

Jun 25, 2019

Domestic Abuse Recovery Programme

We recently ran a programme just for children as sadly we didnt have sufficient funds for their Mum's to attend as well.

The children benefited greatly by being able to share their experiences and sometimes distress with peers. Finding that they were not alone with their thoughts is a great comfort to children. Having it validated that the affects of the abuse was not their fault makes a huge difference to most children.

It would have been very positive to have had their Mums attend with them. This helps Mum's to understand the impact that the abuse has had on their children and gives them the opportunity to get help in talking about it to each other.

Thank you for supporting this programme.

Apr 29, 2019

Domestic Abuse Recovery Programme

Thank you for supporting this project.

We have just finished a programnme working with 15 women from North West Surrey.


The programme is designed to raise women's awareness of the tactics used by perpetrators in order to exert power and control over them, the affects that the abuse has had on them and the affects it has had on their children.

The group enables women to develope positive strategies for moving forward in their recovery. Friendships are also formed which can help to build confidence and self-esteem.

Here is some of the feedback from the women who attended:

"It has been great to be able to tell my story and been heard and believed"

"It was great to meet others who have been through the same and feeling more normal"

"It has been a very nice place to be and I have learnt a lot"

"Although parts can be painful, it has opened my eyes and made me more aware of the signs. It was a real comfort knowing I wasn't alone"

Thank you for supporting our project. As you can see it is vital to the women who attend it to help them move forward.

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