Service update – counselling and group therapy available

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Coronavirus: service update – we are open for referrals for counselling and group therapy

We are committed to doing what we can to continue providing vital mental health support for survivors, during and beyond the coronavirus pandemic.

Our confidential, one-to-one counselling is now being delivered by phone. And we are running our group therapy sessions online via video. This means that women can still access support, and it also helps to combat feelings of isolation.

We are currently accepting referrals and self-referrals for both our counselling and our support groups. If you would like to make a referral (or register yourself) for either of these services, please contact us.

As part of the registration process, we are continuing to carry out assessments by phone, rather than in person. This will be subject to review as the coronavirus lockdown measures are eased.

Unfortunately, we have had to suspend our self-development workshops. However, we are actively exploring ways that we can run the sessions online. We will also be adding some online resources to our website at a later stage. Please check back for more updates.

The coronavirus lockdown is affecting women in abusive relationships. Our experience and global data indicate that abuse is occuring more often and increasing in severity. Survivors who are no longer with perpetrators are also reporting increasing mental health concerns to us. The lockdown is heightening feelings around anxiety and isolation, in particular.

If you can, please consider supporting us. We have compiled a list of fundraising ideas here.