Help to move on from abuse

The impact of domestic abuse can continue for many years after leaving the abuse and survivors often find support through a specialist group programme is useful to help them to understand the abuse and how abusers use power and control within relationships.  Please note that these courses are free, but do run at different times and venues, so may not always be available. Contact the organisations listed for further information.

Freedom Programme

The Freedom Programme (www.freedomprogramme.co.uk) is a 12-week group course to help women understand how the tactics abusers use and how to break the pattern of abuse.  There is also an on-line course obtainable for £12 through the website above and an online course for men who are abusers who wish to change their behaviour.

Organisations running this programme:

Norwich - 4Women Orwell (Haven Project)

Telephone: 0845 467 4876 
Email: havenproject@orwell-housing.co.uk

South Norfolk - Orwell (Haven Project)

Telephone: 0845 467 4876
Email: havenproject@orwell-housing.co.uk

King’s Lynn and West Norfolk - Pandora

Website: www.pandoraproject.org.uk
Email: referrals@pandoraproject.org.uk

Breckland - Daisy Programme

Website: daisyprogramme.org.uk
Email: help@daisyprogramme.org.uk

Lowestoft - Waveney Domestic Violence and Abuse Forum

Website: www.waveneydvforum.org.uk
Telephone: 01502 572143
Email: info@waveneydvforum.org.uk

Power to Change

A group programme to build self-esteem and empowerment whilst helping to understand experiences.

Organisation running this programme:

Leeway

Website: www.leewaysupport.org.uk
Telephone: 0300 561 0077
Not North Norfolk or South Norfolk

Day Programme

A multimedia programme based on the Freedom programme using eight two-hour sessions to challenge beliefs and attitudes at the heart of domestic abuse for women aged 16-25 not living with the perpetrator

Organisation running this programme:

Great Yarmouth - GFS Platform

Website: www.gfsplatform.org.uk
Telephone: 01493 852253
Email: greatyarmouth@gfsplatform.org.uk
The Daisy Programme in Breckland also runs some other group sessions at different times.  Contact them as above for further details.

Counselling

Some survivors 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, 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

Website: www.wellbeingnandw.co.uk
Telephone: 0300 123 1503
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, to improve wellbeing and to help cope with stress, anxiety and depression. Also Youth Service for 16-25.

Mancroft Advice Project

Website: www.map.uk.net/pages
Telephone: 01603 766994
Email: info@map.uk.net
Free Counselling for young people aged 11-25 with centres in Norwich, Kings Lynn, Attleborough, North Walsham, Great Yarmouth

Off The Record - Norwich

Website: http://www.otr-norfolk.org.uk/
01603 626650
Email: info@otr-norfolk.org.uk

One to One Project – West Norfolk

Website: www.onetooneproject.com
Telephone: 01553 770770
Email: onetooneproject@aol.com

St Barnabas Counselling Centre - Norwich

Website: www.stbcc.org.uk
Telephone: 01603 625222
Email: admin@stbcc.org.uk

The Norwich Centre - Norwich

Website: www.norwichcentre.org
Telephone: 01603 617709
Email: info@norwichcentre.org

Mind Norwich and Central

Website: www.norwichmind.org.uk
Telephone: 01603 432457
Email: gateway@norwichmind.org.uk

Benjamin Foundation - Side by Side Project

Website: www.benjamnfoundation.co.uk
Telephone: 01692 501039

Relate

Website: www.relate.org.uk/norfolk-suffolk
Telephone: 01603 625333

Centres for Christian Care and Counselling (4Cs)

Website: www.fourcs.org.uk
Telephone: 01603 667722, 01263 733385, 01362 851101, 07767 341939, 01502 569 459
Email: norwich@fourcs.org.uk | enquiries@4cscounselling.org.uk
Centres in Norwich, Aylsham, Dereham, Kings Lynn and Lowestoft.  Although faith based, clients can be of any or no faith and faith will not be discussed. Minimum charge £6 per hour.


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