Group Support

Group support for survivors of coercive control is being set up all over Suffolk and Norfolk.

if you would like to meet like minded people just to talk, to walk or simply to be in company that understands your journey, email info@empowersuffolk.co.uk 

Empower Space

COMING SOON 

 

Spend time away from the distress of living with coercive control and surround yourself  with likeminded survivors who not only under your journey, but  are all working towards healing. Empower Space is an allotment offering peace, companionship and support in the great outdoors. It is a space where survivors can go to escape, participate in growing produce to be enjoyed by all participants. 

Online Support

Abuse Talk Forum is a free online forum set up by writer and domestic abuse advocate, Jennifer Gilmour. You can find the forum here:

 

https://jennifergilmour.com/community/

 

 

 

Support in Norfolk and Suffolk

Waveney Domestic Violence & Abuse Forum  provides tailored services to families impacted by domestic abuse. Primarily set up in 1982 as a Forum of members who came together to support individuals and organisations. WDVAF became a Registered Charity in 2012 and now offers a wide variety of support services, programmes and advice for both professionals and clients. Through its vision, aims and objectives the Forum prioritises the needs of those we serve as central to all our work and aims to ensure the support we provide is suitable to what is required, when it is required. The Forum is involved in awareness raising, lobbying and campaigning. We are here to help you!

http://www.waveneydvforum.org.uk

 

Survivors of Domestic Abuse - SODA

SODA was created by domestic abuse survivor, Samantha Billingham, in May 2009 when, she wanted to be the support she never had. After finding the strength and courage to leave her own physical and psychological abusive relationship in 2006, she set up a support group called SODA (Survivors of Domestic Abuse) to raise awareness and reduce isolation.

 https://www.sodahq.uk

 

 

Family Court Support

Are you going through the family court as a Litigant in Person and having to face your abuser?

Empower can offer support and advice on how to make this process less traumatic.

For more information contact  info@empowersuffolk.uk 

 

 

Leeway, established in 1974 has grown from those humble beginnings to seven safe houses and a team of more than 50 people providing advice, support and information to any adult or child experiencing domestic abuse in Norfolk and Suffolk.

 

https://www.leewaysupport.org/

 

 

The Freedom Programme

The Freedom Programme is a domestic violence programme created by Pat Craven and evolved from her work with perpetrators of domestic violence.

 

The Freedom Programme provides information, not therapy and was primarily designed for women as victims of domestic violence. However, the programme, when provided as an intensive two day course, is also suitable for men, whether abusive and wishing to change their attitudes and behaviour or whether victims of same sex domestic abuse themselves.

 

The Freedom Programme examines the roles played by attitudes and beliefs on the actions of abusive men and the responses of victims and survivors. The aim is to help them to make sense of and understand what has happened to them, instead of the whole experience just feeling like a horrible mess.

 

The Freedom Programme also describes in detail how children are affected by being exposed to this kind of abuse and very importantly how their lives are improved when the abuse is removed.

 

The programme usually lasts for 11 or 12 weeks and is FREE. It provided by hundreds of agencies across the UK. Some of them are rolling so women can join at any time but this varies according to local needs. The Freedom Programme is also available as an online course. 

 

 

https://www.freedomprogramme.co.uk/

 

 

Freedom Programme Online Course

For those unable to get to a Freedom Programme Course, it is also available online

 

https://freedomprogramme.co.uk/onlinesample.php

 

 

The Daisy Programme

The Daisy Programme is a registered charity supporting men and women living with or who have been affected by Domestic Abuse in the Breckland Area.

The Daisy Programme can offer free legal advice from a solicitor 

https://daisyprogramme.org.uk/