Workshops for women experiencing Domestic Violence
Self development workshops are an important healing element for our clients affected by DV.
Women can live in very isolated relationships where their contact with friends, family and colleagues is steadily eroded. It is vital therefore women meet together.
Women present with PTSD, depression, agoraphobia, suicidal ideation, self-harm, stress and anxiety sometimes long after their experience of DV. Casework suggests that without addressing the psychological impact, women struggle to progress, with it affecting confidence, causing anxiety/depression up to 10 years on. In research by WT and London Metropolitan University (2008), women affected by DV cited mental health services as crucial to recovery.
Person Centred/Humanistic approach has proven effective for our clients. Sessions provide opportunities for a woman to talk about any issue: her experience of DV, her difficulties, fears for herself/her children, relationship with children, future hopes/aspirations. It also allows inquiry into how DV is impacting on her children. Therefore she is able to explore and overcome obstacles that stand in her way to recovery and her ability to create a fuller life for her/her children.
Provision client-led, services supporting and empowering women affected by domestic violence.
Activities» Provision of Self Development Workshops for Women experiencing Domestic Violence
Women will have a better understanding of the options available to them, will feel more confident,have higher self-esteem, be better able to cope with the difficulties they face.
See above, Monitoring outcomes, direct feedback from our clients
Safety of the clients is vital to the service.
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Budget - Project Cost: £6,000Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £6,000 Workshops 20 workshops for clients affected by DV
Woman's Trust provides services in East and West London.
Women affected by Domestic Violence living in East and West London
Woman's Trust has been working to support women experiencing Domestic Violence since 1995 and is a specialist in the field.
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