Domestic Violence Project (LDVS)
As part of Leeds Domestic Violence Service (LDVS), we offer weekly groups for women in Leeds who have experienced or are currently experiencing domestic violence and abuse. The group offers a safe space for women to meet others who have been through or are going through similar experiences.
Leeds Domestic Violence Service offers a rolling 15 week programme that focuses on domestic abuse and violence and building healthy relationships. We look at many aspects of these relationships such as the impact of abuse on both women and children, early warning signs, defining coercion and gaslighting, and creating safe support networks. Women attending are also encouraged to build healthy coping strategies, giving them the ability to assess risk, stay safe and make positive choices.
By the end of this programme, women will:
Develop coping strategies that allow them to better manage stressful situations
Increase their knowledge about the impact of abuse, both on women and on children
Be able to identify the early warning signs of abuse
Be able to identify their own needs, and use self-care techniques
Leeds Domestic Violence Service offers:
Weekly groups in the West, South and East of the city
Access to practical advice and support via co-workers from partner organisations
Please discuss with a worker if you need support with transport or creche.