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Help to move on from abuse

The effect of domestic abuse can continue for many years after leaving the abuse.

People who have been experienced abuse often find support through a specialist group programme is useful to help them to understand how abusers use power and control within relationships. 

Note that these courses are free but do run at different times and venues so may not always be available. Contact the groups listed for further information.

Local organisations delivering recovery groups

Freedom Programme


Some people who have been through abusive relationships can also benefit from individual counselling support. Counsellors can be found through on-line directories such as on the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy or Counselling-Directory (opens new window), but will normally charge a fee.  The following organisations can provide a lower cost (or sometimes free) option depending on the person's ability to pay.

Norfolk Wellbeing Service

Norfolk Wellbeing Service (opens new window) offers Free services throughout Norfolk & Waveney for anyone age 16 or over - often in GP surgeries or other community venues.  Different kinds of support to help people make positive changes, improve wellbeing and cope with stress, anxiety and depression. Youth Service available for those aged 16-19.

Telephone: 0300 123 1503

Mancroft Advice Project

Mancroft Advice Project (opens new window) offers free counselling for young people aged 11-25 with centres in Norwich, Kings Lynn, Attleborough, North Walsham and Great Yarmouth.

Telephone: 01603 766994

Off the Record - Norwich

Off the Record (opens new window)

Telephone: 01603 626650

One to One Project - West Norfolk

One to One Project (opens new window)

Telephone: 01553 770770

Sue Lambert Trust

Sue Lambert Trust (opens new window) provides support for male and female survivors of sexual abuse in Norfolk whenever it occurred - counselling and telephone support. Centres in Norwich and Great Yarmouth.

Telephone: 01603 622406

St Barnabas Counselling Centre - Norwich

St Barnabas Counselling Centre (opens new window)

Telephone: 01603 625222

The Norwich Centre - Norwich

The Norwich Centre (opens new window)

Telephone: 01603 617709

Mind Norfolk and Waveney

Mind Norfolk and Waveney (opens new window)

  • 01603 432457 (Norwich and Central Norfolk)
  • 01493 842129 (Great Yarmouth and Waveney)
  • 01553 776966 (West Norfolk)

Benjamin Foundation

Benjamin Foundation (opens new window)

Telephone:  01603 615670


Relate (opens new window)

Telephone: 01603 625333