Woman’s Trust is a specialist mental health charity, providing free counselling and therapy for London women who have experienced domestic abuse. They have supported more than 18,000 women and delivered around 60,000 hours of free mental healthcare in the last 25 years. Their main services are: person-centred 1 to 1 counselling, self-development workshops and therapeutic support groups.
In 1996, a group of female counsellors, along with female survivors of domestic abuse, formed Woman’s Trust. At that time in London there was no professional mental health support, or counselling, to help women deal with the emotional impact of domestic abuse.They were set up specifically to provide free and specialist counselling for women; to help them address the complex psychological trauma caused by domestic abuse, on their mental health and emotional wellbeing.
Their independent, confidential services are exclusively for women who have experienced domestic abuse including but not limited to physical abuse, coercive control, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, financial abuse, controlling behaviour. They provide a safe environment where women can discuss their experiences openly and without fear of being judged; to process their thoughts; and to understand, express and learn to manage their feelings with the help of our specially trained therapists.
Woman’s Trust are a women-led service supporting women, and all their staff and volunteers are women.
CWN will work in partnership with Woman’s Trust over a two-year period (2023-2024), aiming to create greater visibility of the incredible services provided by Woman’s Trust, and additionally through our fundraising we hope to fund a number of workshops. These workshops may cover topics such as 'Healthy Vs Unhealthy Relationships’, ‘Coping with Anxiety’, ‘Letting go of Shame’, ‘Understanding Boundaries’, ‘Self-Esteem’, ‘Assertiveness’ ‘Moving Forward from Abuse and Creating your Future.