Tackling isolation

We know that living with domestic abuse as an adult or child is an incredibly isolating experience. You may feel cut off from family, good friends, work/school and social contacts. Feelings of shame, anxiety and confusion can make it difficult to tell people ‘where we’re at’, ‘what’s going on’ or ‘how we got here’. Feeling isolated and alone can affect our health and mental health. The good news is that we can rebuild connections and with them, our wellbeing and confidence too!

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Tackling isolation

We know that living with domestic abuse as an adult or child is an incredibly isolating experience. You may feel cut off from family, good friends, work/school and social contacts. Feelings of shame, anxiety and confusion can make it difficult to tell people ‘where we’re at’, ‘what’s going on’ or ‘how we got here’. Feeling isolated and alone can affect our health and mental health. The good news is that we can rebuild connections and with them, our wellbeing and confidence too!

Connect with others through VOICES

Peer support

At VOICES we know that social isolation is a tactic used by abusers to maintain power and control. This impacts people long after the relationship has ended. Healing from the trauma of domestic abuse includes connecting with those that understand this experience. 

Groups

VOICES is committed to offering a safe space to reconnect with others and provide mutual support. Our groups  are a place to grow the confidence and skills to build new stronger relationships with friends, family and community.

Therapeutic support

Sometimes harms run deep and we need help to feel confident enough to meet others and join groups. This is completely natural. Our individual and therapeutic support can accompany you on that journey towards recovery, and help you feel safe and confident enough to build new connections.

New beginnings

We can help you, through the Recovery Toolkit and 1-2-1 support to create a recovery plan, to make steps towards skills/education, paid work and volunteering. Women we have supported have qualified as lawyers, doctors, midwives, therapists, begun new careers, joined other volunteering schemes and the Women’s Work Lab, started new businesses, hobbies and interests that can all play a part in connecting with others and building confidence as well as economic resilience. 

We want your time with VOICES to open doors to new opportunities for you and your families to recover and rebuild!

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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.