We are working hard to provide support to every woman who needs it. There is a large demand on our services so unfortunately we currently hold a waiting list.
While you wait to receive access to our long-term counselling services, we have a number of measures in place to support you such as ‘Check and Chat’ calls, monthly drop-in support sessions and Quetzal’s self-help guide. For more information about these options please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are also a number of free resources available to anyone who is in need. These resources are immediate to access, and are updated on an ongoing basis to provide you with the latest of everything.
- The NHS Online self-guided workbook provides information for adults physically, emotionally or sexually abused as children.
- Find helpful documents for your mental health and wellbeing, curated by the Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust.
- For survivors who might find healthcare appointments distressing, particularly physical examinations such as cervical screening, read through this Cervical Screening Guide for Survivors for information and tips to help make you feel more comfortable ahead of your appointment.
- Learn more about self help for a wide range of mental health concerns.
- Access Managing Triggers, a free trauma resource to explore the neuroscience behind triggers and what you can do about it.
- Get support for your mental health needs, build resilience and access support to stay well and to lead full lives. Access Leicester City Council’s services by making a free call on 0808 178 0960.
- Seek empowerment after an abusive ex, access Freeva’s Get Out Get Love 6-12 month, online, self-paced program for free using the code in this leaflet. The program is designed by professional psychologists for individuals of all ages and genders, to enjoy a true sense of closure and freedom.
- Browse through a range of recovery-focused educational courses and training for people aged over 18 and above from Leicestershire Recovery College.
- Listen to this podcast from Carolyn Spring on how Trauma is not just a distressing event, and the impact it has on survivors.
- Dealing with Domestic Abuse in the Deaf Community workshops for interested professionals are provided on request by The Deaf Health Charity SignHealth. Please contact email@example.com for further information.
Practical help and support
- You might be able to claim compensation if you were a victim of a violent crime. Learn more about it on the gov.uk website.
- Accessing therapy pre-trial can be helpful in supporting you emotionally with what has happened, and the impact of the criminal justice process itself. Learn more about pre-trial therapy and where to access it.
- Benefit from Zinthiya Trust a registered charity providing information, advice, and practical support to alleviate poverty and abuse for people living in Leicester and Rutland.
- If you or someone you know is fleeing domestic abuse, get in touch with Hiba Foundation (a Registered Charity in England and Wales) to access Emergency Accommodations services.