Mums In Need: Charity calls out abuse of Sheffield women and fights for them.

The Star wrote an article about our charity and highlighted that leaving abusive partners is " only the start of a mums journey who many find themselves battling a legal nightmare which goes on for years."

The Tribune asked their readers to suggest a charity for their Christmas appeal. Mums In Need were lucky to be put forward and picked, and Dan Hayes interviewed our founder Laura.

‘When you've got a child with someone like that you are never free’

Sheffield Charity, Mums In Need, featured in a BBC2 documentary called Womanhood. The programme hears from celebrities including Strictly Come Dancing Judge, Shirley Ballas, writer Chidera Eggerue, businesswoman Jacqueline Gold, singer Sinitta Malone and comedian Suzi Ruffell. Together, they explore the role of women and their place in society, and meet with our CEO Laura Riley to discuss coercive control and the importance of supporting women in the aftermath of domestic abuse.

The documentary aired on the 26th November 2021 on BBC2.

For more information, call 0800 852 7414 or Donate.

BBC Look North


BBC Look North came to one of our well-being sessions to learn more about our organisation and all the vital work we do here at Mums In Need.

Sara Pascoe - MIN ambassador

Sarah Pascoe Event.mp4

Video from our charity night with Sara Pascoe in December 2019.

Sara Pascoe and friends put on a charity comedy event in aid of Mums In Need at Bloomsbury Theatre 21st December 2019.

"It's important to remind everyone why Mums In Need started and why we are still here today; Mums In Need's work of confronting coercive control is growing in importance. We understand you, and we support you."

Mums In Need

An early promotional video.

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.