Girls and young women's groups
We run two therapy groups for 14 – 18 year olds who want to be with other girls and young women who have been through similar experiences. We meet in term time after school.
Girls and young women can have a difficult time at home, or lose their friends and be bullied after experiencing sexual violence.
The opportunity to be with other girls of a similar age who may understand some of what you have been through is really important to the girls who come. To begin with, most girls are very worried about coming to a group, but once they come, they feel pleased to be there and look forward to it every week.
We talk and think together about:
- How to keep safe.
- Feelings that can be really difficult.
- How to manage when things are hard.
The girls are very good at keeping confidentiality about what is said in the group. They are also fantastic at looking after each other when things are tough at home or at school. The girls say the group is safe and that they can say what they really feel. They know the workers will listen, believe and respect them.
We provide taxis so girls can get to the groups and home safely. We also provide some snacks and drinks in each session.
We can take referrals from the girls themselves, their families, schools, social care, Victim Support or other organisations or agencies.
Call our helpline on 01274 308 270.
Emotional Support for girls at their school
We support girls in a number of schools. Staff contact us to provide weekly emotional support sessions for individual girls. This is usually when they are struggling to deal with the impact of sexual abuse and do not have the support they need.
Call our helpline to find out more about the girls groups or our emotional support in schools.