Group Support Programmes
“Coming and meeting new people in similar situations has been helpful. Its been supportive and given me something to look forward to.”
LWA runs programmes for survivors of domestic and/or sexual abuse. Although joining a group programme can initially feel quite daunting or embarrassing, the survivors who have completed them find the process incredibly healing, and meeting other people who have had similar experiences has been a great encouragement. Some amazing, supportive friendships have come out of the programmes.
Groups are always female only or males only.
All programmes are free.
The Freedom Programme
The Freedom Programme is a twelve week course that explores the beliefs of the perpetrator, the different types of abuse, and how to recognise the early warning signs. The programme also aims to increase self-esteem and confidence.
The Domestic Abuse Recovery Toolkit
The Domestic Abuse Recovery Toolkit is offered to those who have already completed the Freedom Programme. It is also a twelve week course and looks in more detail at the impact the abuse has had on the individual and the coping strategies they have used to survive the abuse.
An eight week programme focusing on the survivor and the future. This group is suitable for survivors of sexual abuse.
A six week programme which purely concentrates on building self esteem and confidence.
You and Me, Mum
A parenting programme which helps parents understand the impact the abuse has had on their children. It aims to improve, rebuild and restore relationships between parents and their children.
A two day programme for survivors who are involved in child protection proceedings or are at risk of losing their children due to domestic abuse in the family.
“I can now make my own decisions and not feel scared and worried.”
If you believe you would benefit from these programmes please contact us for further information.