Are you struggling? There is a common misconception that domestic abuse is only physical. Coercive control is still not understood by many. The video below details some of the types of abuse our mums face.


Abuse comes in many forms.


Featured in Womanhood documentary BBC TWO . To read the full press release head to our Press page.

Video created by Survivor Family Network on recognising the 7 signs of post-separation abuse.

We're recruiting trustees!

We are seeking women with lived experience of coercive control to be our chair, vice chair, treasurer and secretary of our board of trustees.


We are experts in our field



For almost ten years, Mums In Need has supported over 200 women who have suffered from emotional/psychological abuse (also known as coercive control).



Having first-hand experience with coercive control, Mums In Need is understanding, caring, and has become experts in our field. Women contact us having either found us themselves or been told about us. We also get referrals from various agencies in South Yorkshire. We have a great deal of experience, knowledge, and understanding about emotional abuse in relationships and an account of how you navigate your way through the family justice system.


We have come a long way since we started. We are now offering a wide range of services from counselling and well-being sessions to legal support through our Partnership with Keebles.


If you would like support or want to refer someone, please go to the Resources page for more information about the next steps, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

We're recruiting trustees


We are looking for women with lived experience of coercive control to join our board of trustees in the chair, vice-chair, treasurer, and secretary roles.



For more information, please visit our volunteer page here.

Make Your Mark: Charity of the Year!

We are delighted to announce that Make Your Mark UK has chosen us as Charity of the Year!


Make Your Mark specialise in training, coaching and consultancy, helping small businesses and charities improve. We are excited about this new partnership and our first-ever title of Charity of the Year!


Mark Smith of Make Your Mark UK said: “We had a great response to our call out for nominations for the charity of the year partnerships, which made it a tough job for the judging panel to pick a good cause to support. We wanted to choose a small charity where we could help make a difference to what they are doing by giving our time and by fundraising.”


Follow us on social media to hear the latest news about our great new partnership!


You can find out more about Make Your Mark UK at their website: https://www.makeyourmarkuk.co.uk/


Read more about our beginnings here; Our Founder's Story

You can find out more about how Laura set up Mums In Need from this Unison article.

In 2019, Laura was nominated for the Stylist's Remarkable Woman of the Year Award. You can read more about this here.

Fit For Purpose Policy

Over the past few years, Mums In Need has supported over 200 women who have suffered from emotional/psychological abuse (also known as coercive control). Through running our support services, the need for national policy changes became strikingly apparent. Coercive control is now recognised as a crime and yet when victims leave the abusive relationship, they are often left unsupported. We carried out interviews with our staff and the women who have used our support services. From this research, we have developed a set of policy recommendations which, if implemented, would drastically improve the support available to coercive control victims.

See the full report below to read about the findings.

Fit For Purpose Policy.pdf

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