Social and support group

Peer Support sessions delivered by VOICES staff in partnership with survivors of domestic abuse, for women who have experienced domestic abuse.

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Social and support group

Peer Support sessions delivered by VOICES staff in partnership with survivors of domestic abuse, for women who have experienced domestic abuse.

Meeting And Talking Empowering Survivors (MATES)

What is MATES

MATES is a social group for women who have left abusive relationships to meet on a weekly basis. The group is shaped by survivors and offers the chance to socialise, inform, encourage and support one another. A place to be yourself, not explain yourself!  

There are refreshments and a relaxed atmosphere as well as regular opportunities to try new creative arts/ activities if you choose to, or you can just come for a cuppa and a chat.

MATES is free to attend, travel costs will be reimbursed. There is no creche but if childcare is a barrier to attending please speak to us.

  • When: Thursdays in school term time only
  • Where: Bath — confidential address provided to attendees only.
  • Times: 12.30 – 2.30pm
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We can support you now

If you are ready to have a conversation with us, leave a safe number for us to call and a time that suits you either on our answer machine or via email.

No commitments, no record without your consent. Just a conversation.

01225 420249

info@voicescharity.org

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This service has saved my mental health and has provided a safe service whilst helping with coping mechanisms for the future.

- Lena

Latest news

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VOICES Spring break

Voices will be closed in the first week of the school holidays, from 11th – 17th April 2022. We will reopen on 18th April 2022 but there will be no groups running during the second week of the holidays.

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Family Justice report launched at the Old Bailey

A report on domestic abuse survivors’ experiences of family lawyers and the need for trauma expertise in the family justice system, produced by SafeLives and based on survivor consultation work by VOICES was launched at the Old Bailey on 30 March 2022.

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HRH the Duchess of Cornwall visits VOICES

HRH Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall visited VOICES as the Patron of St John’s Foundation in Bath on 8 February 2022, to meet our charity’s founders, staff and trustee team and discuss the value of long-term and recovery support with women we have worked with.