Feedback from survivors tells us that experiencing domestic abuse can be very isolating and that the feeling of being alone or different to everybody else adds to the trauma and anxiety that survivors may already be feeling.

Knowing that there are others who have been through similar experiences and talking together can really help. Based on this we have set up a peer support group that meets regularly. Survivors have reported that by being in this group they feel accepted and understood and that they are not alone in their experiences. It is a way to receive and give support to other survivors.

The group offer useful information on coping with the trauma of abuse, introducing ideas and approaches that others have found helpful.