Have you experienced an abusive relationship and would you like to participate in a recovery program that helps rebuild your life and confidence after abuse? Please get in touch if you would like a place on Own My Life Course, starting in September 2021. This is a confidential, women only group offered in partnership with the Children’s Centre.The Own My Life Course is a new and innovative programme that builds self-esteem and self-reliance after being subjected to an abusive relationship, using videos, interactive content and discussions within a safe and supportive environment. Women have an OML Journal containing all the course material and with space to make notes, which they can take home for reference after the Course, if it is safe for them to do so.Response by women who have completed this program in both the Isle of Man and UK has been extremely positive – they have found it “life-changing” and “transforming”. If you yourself are not affected by abuse, maybe you know a friend or family member who is. Please share with anyone who would benefit from this supportive course. More information on our website www.space4action.info... See MoreSee Less
A great idea: if you or anyone you love has ever had to set up home again after domestic abuse -with little or no money or perhaps after financial abuse, and knows the struggle of trying to make a home and provide for children when you have next to nothing, please fill out and share this survey. Hopefully it would apply to branches of shops over here - or we can try to ensure that it does! ... See MoreSee Less
“What Britney Spears described in her testimony this week is a situation where every element of her life is being controlled by her father through law, violating her human rights. This control, which means that Britney can no longer see her friends and has been told what medication she must take, has been described as “abusive” by the singer and given what we know of the case, not acceptable. ➡️ Coercive control has been illegal in England and Wales since 2015, yet in the US the courts have allowed Britney’s father to be able to exercise control over every part of her life, down to forced contraception and if she can get married. ❗️This horrendous experience must be stopped - women’s bodies do not belong to men, and these decisions are limiting her life choices. Britney has told a court that the arrangement is “abusive” and at Women’s Aid we back Britney’s right – and every woman’s right – to have control over their own lives. Any mental illness experienced by women should never be managed legally or medically in a way that removes their right to freedom, dignity and respect.” - Farah Nazeer, CEO at Women’s Aid. ➡️ If you are experiencing coercive control, reaching out for support can be a difficult but brave first step. Women’s Aid is here for you. Click here to access our services and speak with an expert support worker: www.womensaid.org.uk/information-support/... See MoreSee Less
A new report by HMICFRS (Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services) — released today — has acknowledged that the pandemic has put domestic abuse survivors at greater risk, and has praised the police for making good use of technology and working with partners to find new ways to support survivors. "We know that perpetrators used the pandemic and lockdown measures to heighten their abuse and control, and that many survivors and their children were trapped at home with abusers – isolated and shut off from support. Specialist domestic abuse services worked around the clock to support survivors during this extremely challenging year and, as this report shows, worked innovatively with police forces to keep women and children safe."But our research with survivors during the pandemic found inconsistencies in officers’ responses – including those who didn’t respond quickly to reports of domestic abuse, or didn’t take appropriate action to sanction the perpetrator. It is unacceptable that for every four domestic abuse crimes, three are closed with no further action for the perpetrator." — Farah Nazeer, Chief Executive at Women's Aid.Read our full response ➡️ lght.ly/2ehd44a... See MoreSee Less
Great campaign from Atlanta which should be spread everywhere:Happy Father's Day! Thanks to these generous donors to our 2021 It Takes a Man to End Domestic Violence campaign. Check today's AJC for a print copy! ... See MoreSee Less
One woman every week is coming forward to report their partner in the police is seriously abusing them or their children - more than 125 have come forward in the last two years, Channel 4 News can rev...
We will be attending this virtual conference. The original SUDTA Conference in Wales was excellent, with a really good range of quality speakers - a truly inspirational event . Looking forward to this one! ... See MoreSee Less
IMPORTANT NOTICE, OWN MY LIFE COURSE: Due to multiple circumstances beyond our control, we have taken the decision to postpone this course. Please get in touch if you are interested in a place on the course, or in referring someone you know, and we will put you on the waiting list for the course and update you when we confirm the new dates. Apologies and thanks for your patience. ... See MoreSee Less
COURSE STARTING JUNE 15th:Space 4 Action in partnership with the Children’s Centre are proud and excited to offer a recovery programme for women affected by Domestic Abuse - the Own My Life Course (OML).The Own My Life Course is a new and innovative programme that builds self-esteem and self-reliance after being subjected to an abusive relationship, using videos, interactive content and discussions within a safe and supportive environment. Women have an OML Journal containing all the course material and with space for them to make notes, which they can take home for reference after the Course, if it is safe for them to do so.Response by women who have completed this program in both the Isle of Man and UK has been extremely positive – they have found it “life-changing” and “transforming”.Location: Ramsey at Bonwick House, Lezayre Rd.Time: 18:30 – 20:30 Starts: June 15th (delivered in two 6 week blocks with a 1 week break) Added extras: Creche will be available for those with children (please let us know if required) ... See MoreSee Less
This article begins to build knowledge of how non-violent coercive controlling behaviours can be central to children's experiences of domestic violence. It considers how children can be harmed by, a.....
Good article discussing the complexities of abuse; the myths about it and the psychological reasons people cling to the myths, and end up victim-blaming (including self-blaming). Thought provoking read - recommended. ... See MoreSee Less
Instagram PhotosOther people on a first date vs. me on a first date. ❤️😂 Who else can relate?! #narcissisticabuse #highlysensitiveguide #redflags #manipulation #shahidaarabi #toxicpeople #toxicpeople #gaslighting #lovebombing #instafun #yourdailydoseofhumor ... See MoreSee Less
Timeline Photos💬 “I can’t stop crying and I feel too emotional to talk.” Sometimes typing might feel easier than talking, which is why we're just one click away. If you find yourself feeling scared of your partner or if something isn't quite right in your relationship, you can reach out to our expert support workers between 10am-6pm every day. ➡️ lght.ly/9m4k6b6 [Image description: photo with a woman with short dark hair sitting on a chair looking down at her phone. The Women's Aid logo is on the top left hand corner. There is a dark teal arrow on the bottom right corner, which reads: 'You're not alone. Our Live Chat is open 10am-6pm every day. lght.ly/hnjodli] ... See MoreSee Less
Repost - Liz PerkinsI've interviewed many inspiring people during the #EndThisInjustice campaign - but do read @GeorgiaDA2018 story in today's @Daily_Express her bravery is incredible #domesticabuse @Dontlookback198 @laurarichards99 @baronessnewlove @NataliePage31 @RachelRileyRR #DABill #lawchange ... See MoreSee Less
With children returning to school and opportunities to meet up increasing it is important that professionals, friends, family members and others know how to safely respond and signpost anyone wanting ...
#menneedtodobetter My life as a female, up until the age of 39. I met my husband then, who is not a saint, just a decent human being. Feel free to share your experience of being female in a male dominated world, and use the # ... See MoreSee Less