Communities Mental Health & Wellbeing Fund

Year 2 Awardee

Domestic Abuse Peer Support Group

Type of initiative funded: Counselling


Funding awarded: £7180


Project description:

The aim of the project is to support women who have experienced domestic (or continue to do so), who have gone through the counselling process, or do not feel the counselling process fits their needs. The project will run 2 weekly support groups for women, supported by a trained counsellor, to address the need for ongoing support, especially for those who are experiencing delays in the court system. The pandemic has led to long delays in the Court system and this project will provide peer-support and expert advice for women, who are anxious as Court dates near and this project will fill a gap in provision for women in this situation who would not otherwise be receiving support from any agencies. The project will also be supported by counsellors as this will ensure that the mental health needs of the group at times of increased anxiety can be met, including delivering sessions on how to cope with stress.