Rosebuds is a weekly group for women whose children live elsewhere. This can be through adoption, foster care or any other kind of kinship or special guardianship order.
Rosebuds helps to harness the strengths of women through a blend of peer support and structured sessions. Sessions topics include coping with change, building resilience, effective communication and the impact of abuse on women and children. We are a welcoming group that aim
Monthly visiting speakers aim to increase women’s access to other services and opportunities in Leeds, and have included visits from health professionals, charities, artists and outdoor pursuits organisations. We also run regular creative sessions, allowing time for women to process their learning and reflect on their journey.
We are a friendly and supportive group, who always welcome new members without judgement.
Thanks to The Charles Plater Trust for funding this project
Through a structured design of core areas over a 6 month period the women who attend Rosebuds will:
· Develop coping strategies that allow them to manage difficult emotions
· Increase their knowledge about the impact of abuse, and early warning signs
· Identify healthy life choices, their own needs and self-care techniques
· Widen their support networks and knowledge of opportunities in Leeds
· Have increased levels of confidence and resilience
· Support with transport to and from group
· A welcoming, accessible and social space to help overcome the isolation and social and emotional loneliness that can be felt when women's children are no longer in their care
· Certificate of completion