Supporting adult survivors to recover and move forward
The purpose of our recovery support initiative is to provide additional support opportunities for survivors following the conclusion of their adult specialist support or IDVA support.
- Access to our Time to Thrive Course
- Signposting to Survivor groups in the County
- Access to our self-serve digital resources - available through our Universal Offer of Support
- One-off support from our Support Hub (via phone, email or online chat)
- Support from our Court Domestic Abuse Worker - for those survivors having to attend a criminal court case.
Once out of the abusive relationship, the process of recovery and rebuilding takes time and individuals’ experiences and needs will vary.
Being physically free from the abuser is just the first step, it can take much longer to feel emotionally free. It may be that you face ongoing and challenging circumstances such as court proceedings which continue to impact.
Whatever you are going through, it’s important not to put pressure on yourself to re-adjust quickly or compare yourself to others.
If you feel you need some extra support, there are support services and resources that can help you recover from the harm you have experienced, promote healing, and build resilience. See our ‘help and support for survivors page’ for further information.
The Time to Thrive Course
The Time to Thrive Course is a recovery-focused course designed for those no longer in an abusive relationship and is available to those who have accessed the adult specialist intervention or IDVA support.
The Time to Thrive Course is conducted in a virtual group setting, with weekly sessions held over platforms such as Zoom or MS Teams.
Additionally, we provide a digital version of the Time to Thrive course, designed for self-paced learning. This version comprises a total of 5 recorded sessions, providing you with the flexibility to access the content at your own pace and convenience.
The course explores the psychological impact that many victims of domestic abuse experience. It explores assertiveness, understanding self-confidence, goal setting, self-care, and building positive relationships.
"Time to Thrive is a transformative journey towards reclaiming your mental and emotional wellness. The course will provide you with the tools, support, and guidance you need to navigate life's challenges and rediscover your path to a happier, healthier you"
You can access the FREE digital version of the Time to Thrive course by clicking here
(Please note: you will need to provide an email to enroll on the course.
Links to useful information
For further information regarding recovery, please click on the link below which will take you to a resource by Women’s Aid.
- The effects of domestic abuse
- Starting over after abuse
- Mental health support after leaving abuse
- Helping your child after abuse
- Counselling and self-care