Thanks to your support and donations, together, we help women break free from the trauma of childhood sexual abuse.

With your help, Quetzal is able to provide Free Counselling Sessions to women aged 16 and above living in Leicester, Leicester and Rutland who are recovering from the trauma of childhood sexual abuse.

Quetzal is also able to nurture a community-based approach to raise awareness further about what individuals and communities can do to support women’s wellbeing in their communities.

Would you like to access our services or Refer Someone you Know?

  • Fill a Referral Form Now
  • Call Quetzal – Our lines are open 9am-5pm – Monday to Friday
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The topic is:
What does mental health stigma look like for BAME women, especially those that have experienced trauma and abuse?
To attend the workshop, sign up on Eventbrite here.
 
Time To Change Leicester Hub is a partnership between Leicester City Council and Richmond Fellowship: Leicester Life Links. Together, they are committed to combatting mental health stigma in schools, homes and workplaces across Leicester. For more information, visit here
 
To share news about community effort to support women’s wellbeing in Leicester, please
  • visit Quetzal Voices , our community newsletter
  • send an article of information to media (at) quetzal.org.uk.  

We ask that written articles are up to 800 words long and while we may edit stories, it will always be with your consent and final approval. If you wish to remain anonymous, we will change your name accordingly. 

Looking forward to reading you soon 😉

Face Masks and Covering can be a triggering experience for individuals who experienced abuse. The Survivors Trust learnt this through their helpline and conducted a small survey. They found that a third of survivors who responded confirmed this.

The Survivors Trust created some tips and downloadable images for survivors who may not feel comfortable wearing a mask.

Visit the Survivors’ Trust website for the tips and downloadable images

People are not required to prove they are exempt. However, The Survivors Trust created the images below that people can save to their telephone or print out should they need them – they are available also on here

For translated information regarding wearing face covering, please visit WCAVA

We hope this information helps you during those uncertain times. Please share widely.

The Adhar mental health charity is running the first culturally sensitive  Adult Domestic Abuse Recovery Toolkit 12 week Programme in Leicester for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) women, every Tuesday from 4th August 2020 from 11am-12pm online.

The Programme aims to help participants understand the impact of having experienced domestic abuse, helping them understand how to move forward.

The programme is 1 hour per week online with the condition that you are no longer in a relationship with the abusive partner

Programme participants are given practical strategies to help them thrive in their daily live by developing resilience, increaing hope and enabling recovery.

About the Adhar Mental Health Charity,

Since 1989, the Adhar project provide community support services to people from the BAME community experiencing mental health difficulties. Their services focuses on delivering early intervention and prevention work with individuals primarily from BAME communities but not exclusively. For more information visit their website www.adharproject.org

For enquiries about the programme, email: admin.box (@) adharproject.org or call 0116 220 0070

To share news about community effort to support women’s wellbeing in Leicester, please

  • visit Quetzal Voices , our community newsletter
  • send an article of information to media (at) quetzal.org.uk.  

We ask that written articles are up to 800 words long and while we may edit stories, it will always be with your consent and final approval. If you wish to remain anonymous, we will change your name accordingly. 

Looking forward to reading you soon 😉