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Woman’s Trust – recovery from domestic abuse

Overview

Woman’s Trust is a London based charity which helps women who have experienced domestic violence.

Woman’s Trust was formed female domestic violence survivors and counsellors to provide local specialist mental health support for women affected by domestic violence/abuse in London. They understand that domestic abuse damages women’s mental health and makes them vulnerable to substance misuse, post-traumatic stress disorder ( PTSD), depression, isolation, self-harm and suicidal ideation. Woman’s Trust’s objective is to empower women to overcome the debilitating effects of domestic abuse and regain control by improving their mental health. They enable clients to move on from their past, make good choices, better support their children, play an active role in the community and live free from abuse.

The independent, confidential  services are specifically for women who have experienced:

  • domestic violence
  • emotional abuse
  • sexual abuse
  • financial abuse
  • controlling behaviour
  • other forms of domestic abuse

We provide a confidential, non-judgemental environment where survivors discuss their experiences and express their feelings with specially trained therapists.  Most importantly, we recognise that domestic abuse is about more than violent behaviour.  The staff and volunteers are all female.

Services

They provide free, women-only, client-led services to women affected by domestic abuse in locations across East and West London. They offer hardship travel and childcare grants to enable access to all women.

Services include:  Person-centred one-to-one counselling – One initial assessment session and then up to 18 sessions, at times and local venues to suit clients.  We want women to regain their voice, feel valued and able to move on from abuse; resulting in better life chances for them and their children.

Self-development workshops – One day workshops for women to learn about types of abuse and the effects on survivors and their children. They learn strategies for staying safe, addressing their emotions and planning for the future.

Support Groups – These are peer support groups that run in 8 week blocks. The aim is to help women overcome the social isolation that domestic abuse can create.

Contact Details

Phone:
020 7034 0303

Email:
office@womanstrust.org.uk

Website:
http://www.womanstrust.org.uk

Address:
Woman's Trust, PO Box 70420, London NW1W 7QL

Other Info

Opening times:
Mon - Fri 9.30 am - 5 pm.

Costs:
Free

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Other information:
Registered charity.

Last updated:
10th April 2019