Woman's Trust

Woman's Trust Core Funding

The mental health effects of domestic violence is not as widely recognised or funded as the physical affects. Yet it is longer lasting. Woman's Trust aims to empower women to overcome the debilitating mental health effects of domestic violence through specialist couselling.

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It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2011 to 4:00 PM, 22 December 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1143513)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£2,000

Amount raised

£3,063

Donations

5

    Categories

  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy

    Helping

Location

Situation

Women present with PTSD, depression, agoraphobia, suicidal ideation, self-harm, stress and anxiety sometimes long after their experience of domestic violence. Casework suggests that without addressing the psychological impact, women struggle to progress, with it affecting confidence, causing anxiety/depression up to 10 years on. In research by Woman's Trust and London Metropolitan University (2008), women affected by DV cited mental health services as crucial to recovery.

Solution

Woman's Trust will provide: one to one specialist counselling to women; workshops; support groups; court advocacy; and will work strategically to raise awareness of the mental health effects of domestic violence and improve the provision of mental health support to women.