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Project Overview

Now funded by the Labyrinth Project and The Empowering Women Fund, Rosebuds is a weekly group for women whose children are being looked after by someone else. This can be through adoption, foster care or any other kind of kinship or special guardianship order.

Sessions topics include identifying abusive relationships, managing stress and low mood, taking care of ourselves at difficult times and the impact of abuse on children. When group members would like to cover specific subjects, we often invite other organisations, such as the British Red Cross, Leeds Mind and Health Trainers.

Project Outcomes

Women who attend Rosebuds will:

  • Develop coping strategies that allow them to manage difficult emotions such as stress and anxiety

  • Increase their knowledge about the impact of abuse, both on women and children

  • Be able to identify the early warning signs of abuse

  • Be able to identify their own needs and use self-care techniques learnt throughout the group

  • Have widened their support networks

  • Have increase levels of confidence and resilience

Project Offer

Rosebuds offers:

  • Support with transport to and from group

  • Refreshments

  • A welcoming, accessible 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.


Make A Referral

For more information about Rosebuds, or to discuss a potential referral please call 0113 276 2851 and ask for Leeanne.

If you would like to refer yourself, or a woman you are supporting, please complete our online referral form.


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