Birmingham Freedom Project
We Believe You
Awareness and Empowerment Programmes For Women
Recovery Toolkit Programme
You and Me, Mum Programme
Please call us on 07868163103 if you would like to enrol on one of the programmes we deliver or would just like some more information
All programmes are women only and are delivered by two female facilitators both of whom have many years experience in supporting women affected by domestic abuse
There is no charge
We understand how hard it can be to attend a programme for the first time which is why we arrange to meet you beforehand to explain the programmes, answer any questions you may have and discuss any safety issues and any further support needed.
Freedom Programme – 11 week programme open to women 16+ who want to learn more about the reality of domestic abuse in relationships. Each session explores the abusive tactics, controlling behaviours and belief systems of the dominator and the effects on women’s health and well-being.
AGENCIES PLEASE NOTE we deliver programmes to female survivors of domestic abuse
We do not undertake any work with perpetrators of domestic abuse.
You and Me, Mum – 10 week programme where you will have the opportunity to safely explore the impact domestic violence has had on you and your relationships with your children and explore key Protective Behaviour messages and strategies for keeping safe. The course focuses on self empowerment and mutual aid, recognising the central role of mothers in the protection and positive development of their children.
As the parent you are best placed to create the ultimate healing foundation for your children
Recovery Toolkit Programme – 12 week programme for those who are no longer at risk from the abuse, designed to assist you to build your confidence and self esteem and look at ways to develop positive lifestyle coping strategies.
It is unique in its approach using a combination of psycho-education, trauma focused cognitive behaviour therapy and person–centred therapeutic principles.
Recovery Toolkit carries an OCN Level 1 in Employability and Development Skills.
Please take a look around this site for more detailed information on each programme.
Programmes are delivered by two domestic violence workers who have been working at the project for 12 years and 9 years respectively.
Our words Our Voices
This is what we need – taken from Recovery Toolkit Groups
If you are an agency wanting to refer someone please note that we cannot call women on your behalf. Instead please pass on our details so that the woman can self refer if she wishes to do so and if it safe to do so.
Women’s safety is our priority and if the abuser is in their house when we call this will put them at further risk.
Agencies please also note that there are now many Birmingham City Council children’s centres around the city also delivering Freedom Programmes but we do not co-ordinate them or have access to all their details/criteria etc. I would suggest calling Birmingham City Council Family Information Advice Service on 0121 303 1888 who should have that information or contact children’s centres directly.
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Domestic Abuse Support
If you are in immediate danger please call 999
Birmingham & Solihull Women’s Aid
Provides a range of services for women and children experiencing domestic abuse including family support, counselling and practical support and advice around issues of safety, housing, welfare benefits, debt, child contact amongst others. Drop-ins are available across the city: contact the freephone for details.
Freephone helpline. 0800 800 0028
free telephone service for women, friends or professionals seeking support or advice regarding domestic violence
24-hour National Domestic Violence
Freephone Helpline 0808 2000 247
The above helpline is run in partnership between Refuge and Women’s Aid. It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for women experiencing domestic violence. All calls are confidential.
Independent domestic violence advocacy and support for LGBT people in Birmingham
Tel. 0121 643 0821
Shelter Domestic Abuse Project
Domestic abuse advice and support in the community, including drop-ins. Contact the helpline for details
Tel. 0345 515 1635