I am delighted to share a new therapeutic project supporting people affected by domestic abuse. This project will provide a safe group environment to explore the impact of domestic abuse and how to move forward from the trauma, and break negative patterns for the future. This includes physical, sexual violence and emotional abuse including coercive control and can be recent or historic. CMHT have secured funding from the OPCC to deliver across East Berkshire and are forming the initial group at the moment. Please consider suitable clients from your current, recent and previous caseloads for service users who may benefit from this healing work.
Citizen's Advice have a new national service: Finding Legal Advice Options for Women Survivors (FLOWS) is an England-wide legal advice service. It offers free legal advice and support to front-line workers in Local Cit A working with women responding to domestic abuse — and they can also advise women themselves and arrange representation.
Our great friends and DA Champions in West Berks are holding an innovative learning opportunity on economic abuse called Lunch & Learn- Economic Abuse. Use your lunchbreak to develop your awareness and understanding of economic abuse within intimate partner relationships.
You do have to bring your own lunch but can learn about the issues, whilst you eat:
The Violence, Abuse & Mental Health Networkwill research the impact of violence and abuse on mental health. The network will focus on all types of domestic and sexual violence and abuse, and all aspects of mental health and wellbeing (i.e., not just diagnosed mental health conditions).