Specialist support for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Women and Girls
The Jyoti service
The Jyoti service is a specialist service for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic women and girls, which is run by Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic women.
Jyoti offers a culturally sensitive approach to dealing with issues around rape & sexual violence. The fear of how we will be perceived within our family, community and culture often means that these issues are dismissed, kept secret or never acknowledged. Shame and family honour prevent many women from speaking about their experiences.
Our workers also understand how racism can impact on women’s lives, and make it harder for us to find the support we need.
The Jyoti service is a safe place where you can come and talk about the difficulties you face at the moment, or the abuse you experienced in the past. Confidentiality is of the upmost importance.
We offer services in a range of languages and are able to access a confidential interpreting service. All our counsellors and interpreters are BAME women.
We run a specialist Jyoti helpline, so you know your call will be answered by a BAME woman.
We offer one-to-one counselling, which gives you a safe, non-judgemental space to be heard by a specialist counsellor who can help you explore the impacts of sexual violence. Through regular face-to-face sessions, the Jyoti service hopes you will be able to shed the shame, find positive ways of coping, and recover and heal.
We also run a support group which enables women to come together, to share their experiences and their own ways of coping, and to support each other.
Call our helpline on 01274 308 270 to find out more about our Jyoti service.
Counselling for Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority Women