Understanding Relationships (based on the Freedom Programme)

Contact: For everyone's personal safety, course dates and venues are not published on this website. For detailed information on how to access locally, please call Bal or Ruth on 01727 827 621

Understanding Relationships (based on the Freedom Programme) is a 6 week course for any woman who wishes to learn more about the impact of domestic abuse.

The aims of the course are:

  • To provide an opportunity for women to develop ways of thinking and behaving to protect themselves, their children and others from harm
  • To provide them with the knowledge they need to achieve this

The course objectives are:

  • To increase women's ability to take control of their lives
  • To recognise the impact of their life experiences on their own attitudes and beliefs
  • To recognise the beliefs held by abusive partners
  • To reduce any sense of isolation by beginning the process of sharing information about the reality of domestic abuse
  • To begin to debunk myths surrounding domestic abuse
  • To help women recognise potential future abusers
  • To help women gain self-esteem and the confidence to improve the quality of their lives.
  • To introduce women to community resources such as Women’s Aid, the Police Domestic Violence Unit, The Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre, local colleges etc.

This course runs for 6 weeks and crèche facilities are available for children aged 0 to 5 years.  For more details and to book a place, please contact Bal or Ruth on 01727 827 621.

The Freedom Programme is also available as an online course for £10 - click here for more details.