During the Covid-19 pandemic, domestic abuse has increased. Young people’s mental wellbeing has been significantly impacted. 1 year on from the start of the pandemic, we need urgent funding to help young people recover from the trauma of abuse, feel empowered and rebuild their lives.
It ran from 12:00 PM, 8 June 2021 to 12:00 PM, 22 June 2021
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1082450)
During the Covid-19 pandemic, domestic abuse has increased. Children and their mothers had to make the choice between Coronavirus and domestic abuse. School closures meant children lost a vital support system and young people’s mental wellbeing has been significantly impacted. 1 year on from the start of the pandemic, we need urgent funding to ensure that children and young people feel empowered, valued and can access short-term and long-term therapy to recover from the trauma of abuse.
Our project will help deal with the rising demand for children’s mental health support in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Short-term needs will be met by providing any essential needs such as food and accommodation as children flee abuse. Long-term needs will be met through emotional and practical support to children who have been forced to flee their homes and deal with the added trauma of lockdown through Family Support Workers who will run ongoing group and individual work.
"My service user fled her abuser with her children but had no money for essential items like bedding, kitchenware for cooking etc. She'd previously been too scared to flee. The emergency fund was a lifeline and broke down a major barrier to her fleeing and finding safety with her children.”
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