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Groups

The next Group Sessions have now been planned. See below for locations and starting months. 

Freedom Programme 

This 12 week programme aims to help victims & survivors to identify different types of abuse and recognise behavioural tactics used by abusers. It also helps victims & survivors to understand how they are affected by the different tactics and learn to recognise early warning signs. Participants will end the programme also being able to recognise the behaviour of non-abusive partners.

September 2019

January 2020

April 2020

Whitchurch (Wednesdays)

Oswestry (Mondays) Oswestry (Mondays)
Church Stretton (Wednesdays) Church Stretton (Wednesdays) Ludlow (Tuesdays)
Shrewsbury (Thursday Mornings) Shrewsbury (Thursday Evenings) Shrewsbury (Wednesday Mornings)

Me, My Children and Domestic Violence

This 12 week programme aims to help victims & survivors to understand how living with domestic abuse may feel for their children. It helps them to recognise how children may have been affected by domestic abuse and how to support their children to cope with their experiences. Participants will end the programme with strategies in place for rebuilding or reinforcing a healthy relationship with their children.

Referrals for the Church Stretton (Thursday) programme can only to be made to the Parenting Team on 01743 250950 or parenting.team@shropshire.gov.uk

Power To Change

This 12 week programme aims to help victims & survivors understand the impact the abuse has had on their confidence and self-esteem. It helps them consider healthy boundaries and begin to deal with the emotional impact of domestic abuse. Participants will end the programme being able to practise assertiveness skills and be able to process positively feelings of guilt, fear and anger.

September 2019

January 2020

April 2020

Oswestry (Mondays) Whitchurch (Wednesdays) Market Drayton (Thursdays)
Ludlow (Tuesdays) Shrewsbury (Thursday Mornings) Shrewsbury (Thursday Evenings)
    Bridgnorth (Fridays)

Recovery Toolkit

This 12 week programme is offered to survivors of domestic abuse once they are ready to move forward with their lives. The programme recognises that survivors say the hardest part of recovery is to deal with the psychological distress caused by the abuse. Participants are encouraged to recognise how they have coped with this distress and learn to improve their psychological well being by developing positive lifestyle coping strategies, set positive and healthy boundaries and rebuild self esteem and confidence. We plan to run this again in 2019. 

Survivors of Domestic Abuse (SODA)

Shropshire Domestic Abuse Service also facilitate nine social groups for adults who have been, or are currently being, subjected to domestic abuse.  SODA groups are run by other survivors for survivors; they do not offer specialist support or professional guidance, just potential friendships.  These groups are open to women, men and transgender people, usually meeting on a Thursday daytime in a local café once a month and providing a chance for informal, non-judgemental conversation designed to “help each other move on”.  SODA groups are currently active in the following locations:

  • Bridgnorth
  • Church Stretton
  • Market Drayton
  • Ludlow
  • Oswestry
  • Shrewsbury (2 groups: one evening, one daytime group)
  • Wem
  • Whitchurch

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