Mums In Need - Confronting Coercive Control

Abuse comes in many forms.

Mums In Need (MIN) is a unique support service based in Sheffield for mothers suffering ongoing coercive control after separation from an abusive partner.


We are working to move away from stereotypes and misconceptions around what a victim looks like and raise awareness about coercive control's multifaceted reality.


We provide practical and emotional support for mum's who would otherwise struggle to find the help that they need.



Our charity offers a tailored service to individual women, providing them with a community of fellow survivors, experienced professionals and the support to rebuild their lives. Click here to find out more about our services.


The video below details some of the types of abuse our mums face.


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

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 Switalskis Solicitors.


We have also been leading research to discover how support services can be improved for victims of coercive control. We interviewed our staff and the women who have used our support services to find out their views and struggles. From this research, we have developed a set of policy recommendations which, if implemented, would drastically improve the support available to these women. Click here to find out more about this research.




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