There are so many incredible people doing incredible work to support each other.
Here are some resources for people who may need them or like to know more.
Counselling / Therapy:
Samaritans - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week Telephone: 116 123 (24 hour)
National Domestic Violence Helpline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Tel: 0808 2000 247
DV / SV Specialist Services:
Sistah Space - www.sistahspace.org
Refuge - www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk
LAWA - www.awadv.org.uk/en/contact
Centre for Women's Justice - www.centreforwomensjustice.org.uk
Southall Black Sisters - www.southallblacksisters.org.uk
Surviving Economic Abuse - www.survivingeconomicabuse.org
Strut Safe - www.strutsafe.org
Rights of Women - www.rightsofwomen.org.uk
Solace - www.solacewomensaid.org
Rape Crisis - www.rapecrisis.org.uk
Feedback so far
We have an exemplary track record of success. In 2022 we hosted 793 sessions for 298 participants; 67% of participants self-identified as Disabled and or neurodiverse, only 20% of participants identified as heterosexual, the rest identified in many different phrasings and identities of the LGBTQI+ rainbow. 66% of participants and 77% of tutors were women of colour.
Feedback from our sessions in 2022 were:
22% people said the sessions improved their confidence with 71% the sessions extremely improved confidence
84% said the sessions improved their self esteem
97% people said they had learnt new things
78% of people said it made them feel like part of a community
96% of participants said the sessions extremely good for their wellbeing
100% of people said the workshops made them feel like their wellbeing was important
And perhaps most importantly, 100% said the sessions gave them hope.