We are a Sheffield charity which provides free specialist therapy and counselling for women who have suffered abuse and trauma.
It is estimated that in Sheffield there are over 34,000 women survivors of abuse*. Trauma and abuse can take many forms and can happen to women of all ages, backgrounds and ethnicities.
If left unaddressed, the effects of abuse and trauma can be lifelong and devastating.
We know that survivors of abuse and trauma can experience mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, complex post-traumatic stress disorder, borderline personality disorder and dissociative personality disorder.
Survivors are also at a greater risk of developing drug and alcohol addictions, eating disorders, and of engaging in self harm to try to manage and regulate emotional pain.
We work with women who are experiencing trauma due to:
Childhood sexual abuse or exploitation
Adult sexual abuse and adult sexual exploitation
Domestic abuse and domestic violence in childhood or adulthood
Torture and trafficking
Being a witness or victim of a crime or an accident
“County lines” or the exploitation of children and vulnerable people to aid illegal drugs distribution
* Child abuse and neglect in the UK today (NSPCC 2010), England and Wales Census (ONS 2011)