Breathing Space

Breathing Space is a domestic abuse project funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport through their “Tampon Tax’ fund.  The project provides group work for women who have experienced domestic violence and trauma, have Social Work involvement due to domestic abuse, or require access to counselling.

An initial 6 week ‘closed’ stabilisation group is offered, with the opportunity to move on to a longer term open group.  This open group explores issues women bring in relation to domestic abuse through structured issue-based sessions and facilitated peer support.  Sessions include managing difficult emotions, coping with stress and developing relaxation techniques.


The project offers –

  • A friendly, supportive and welcoming space that is woman-focussed, non-judgmental and trauma aware
  • City centre venue
  • Transport, interpreters and crèche available with snacks provided


What group members have said about Breathing Space –

The group and the support has been amazing. I have gained a lot from the group and would recommend you guys for sure.

Meeting other amazing women feels inspiring.

I learnt some relaxation techniques which I thoroughly enjoyed and found very useful. I have also been given some tips and advice to take away from group which I will find very helpful whilst at home.


You can refer yourself or be referred by a professional.  If you’d like a referral form, a leaflet or to ask us any questions, contact us on 0113 2762851. You can download the leaflet for more info here or the referral form here.