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
Nia - www.niaendingviolence.org.uk
Rape Crisis - www.rapecrisis.org.uk
From Bystander to Advocate by the MeTooMovement
Who to tell and how to tell by the MeTooMovement
How to Support a Ssurvivor who has disclosed to you by the MeTooMovement
Tips to support someone who has not disclosed by The MeTooMovement
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.