Support for women and men aged 18+
We offer an initial needs-led assessment for adults, and then offer one of the following tiers as an initial entry point to our service, dependent on your needs. You are free to move on to other tiers depending on your needs afterwards. At the present moment in time, all sessions are delivered online due to Covid-19 restrictions. We run a men’s support group to cater to specific needs.
Tier 1 services
Tier 1: short term information, advice, advocacy and helpline. Providing one-off drop-in sessions, advice around court procedures, family court advice and support, pre-trial advice, multi-agency support, arranging early help and signposting to and liaising with other services (up to 3 sessions).
Tier 2 services
Integrated support, providing short-term safety and stabilisation work to adults with significant emotional and practical needs. The aim is to provide enough support so you can move on to trauma-focused recovery work over time, if required. Normally these sessions are provided in our outreach buildings, community buildings and schools across the county (12 weekly x 1 hour sessions on average.)
Tier 3 services
Trauma-focussed counselling, therapeutic support and group work. In these sessions we use specific approaches to help you recover from trauma over the long term. The duration of this support is adjusted according to clients' needs (20-25 sessions on average.)
Tier 4 services
To support integration back into the community, building social networks and relationships, we run emotional resilience groups facilitated by experienced practitioners. We also have a specific men’s group. Groups include art and craft groups, managed by volunteers, many of whom have been clients. We also undertake training on the psychological and emotional impact of domestic violence and sexual abuse with professionals in other organisations and our own staff. Please note, these services are currently on hold due to Covid-19 but staff are signposting to other services.