What is domestic abuse? Why does it happen? If you are a Deaf women and you are suffering from mental, sexual, physical, emotional or financial abuse, DeafHope can help.
SignHealth’s Deaf domestic abuse service, DeafHope, has organised a course of six FREE workshops to support Deaf women.
Our workshops are organised by experienced and qualified Deaf staff and delivered in British Sign Language. We work with Deaf women, educating them about abuse – what abuse is, the different types of abuse and how to cope in difficult situations.
What happens at our survivor workshops?
- In a safe place, Deaf women can meet other Deaf women who have experienced domestic abuse
- Our Deaf staff will explain, in BSL, what domestic abuse is, why it happens and what you can do to stay safe
- We will explain how domestic abuse can make your children feel
- We will give you advice about coping with abuse, how to be aware of controlling behaviour and how to feel more confident
These are the only specialist Deaf survivor workshops in the UK.
The next course of workshops start on Tuesday 6th October. There are six workshops altogether. You must come to all six workshops.
Where? Westminster. We will let you know the full address when you send us a booking form.
- Tuesday 6th October
- Tuesday 13th October
- Tuesday 20th October
- Tuesday 3rd November
- Tuesday 10th November
- Tuesday 17th November
Start time? 10am in the morning
Finish time? 3.30pm in the afternoon
Booking form: Download your booking form DH
Do you have young children? Do you need your children to be looked after so you can come to the workshops? Please let us know and we may be able to organise a child minder/nursery for you.
Are you a Deaf man suffering from domestic abuse?
Have a look at our page ‘Support for Deaf men suffering from domestic abuse’ for a list of charities that specialise in supporting men.
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