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Group work programmes

We offer a number of group work programmes, completely free of charge.

Six Steps to Domestic Abuse Insight – Online Group

Course Length

6 weeks

Who Can Attend

We run separate groups for women and men who are survivors of abuse. Referrals will only be considered for those no longer in an abusive relationship.

The course is run online, so access to a good internet connection is needed. It is also essential that no other adults and children are present in the home at the time of the group.

Course overview

The programme provides an understanding of domestic abuse and helps women and men to develop their abilities and increase their confidence and self-awareness after leaving an abusive relationship.

Topics covered include:

  • Safety
  • What is domestic abuse – the dynamics, power and control
  • The cycle of abuse, why it is hard to leave and who is responsible
  • Impact of domestic abuse on children, supporting them to recover
  • Understanding feelings, assertiveness, boundaries
  • Healthy relationships, including warning signs

Breathe

Course length

10 weeks

Who can attend?

Breathe is available to women only.

Referrals will be considered for women currently living with an abusive partner, and those who have left abusive partners.

Course overview

Breathe stands for Boundaries, Respect, Empowerment, Awareness, Taking Control, Honouring Resistance and Education.

  • Session 1: Introduction to the programme, focusing on safety planning
  • Session 2: The definition and dynamics of domestic abuse
  • Session 3: The impact of domestic abuse
  • Session 4: The impact of domestic abuse on children
  • Session 5: Children, contact and what to do if it gets legal
  • Session 6: Understanding our emotions
  • Session 7: Self-esteem
  • Session 8: Moving on, managing our emotions
  • Session 9: Boundaries and assertiveness
  • Session 10: Healthy relationships including warning signs of an abusive relationship