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

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