Do you need support?
If you live in the South Yorkshire region and require support, please get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and we will let you know what is currently available.
If you would like support or want to refer someone, please contact us on the email above to request more information about the next steps.
We’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
National and Local Resources
Women's Aid have a list of useful information on their pages: WomensAid.org.uk/useful-links/
Please see DACT if you are in the Sheffield area: DACT (Sheffield Domestic Abuse Co-Ordination Team)
COVID-19 related resources
With some help from our counsellor Heidi, we have put together some resources which might provide useful during these unprecedented and difficult times:
- The app 'Insight Timer' is free and hosts thousands of different meditations, mindfulness practices, bedtime stories (for children and adults) and talks to help relieve anxiety and boost wellbeing.
- Capacitar have an emergency toolkit that contains some useful practices for adults and children alike. Please see https://capacitar.org/wp-content/uploads/EngCapEmergKit.pdf for more information.
- Shout - UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks and for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help. Also visit https://www.giveusashout.org/ for more information.
- Kooth is an app for any of our service users, or women in general with teens who are struggling The teens teens can use apps such as Kooth which offers free, safe and anonymous online support for young people. https://www.kooth.com/
- For woman with younger children, Stopp, Breath & Think has an app which helps kids discover their superpowers of quiet, focus and peaceful sleep with our an easy-to-use app. See https://www.stopbreathethink.com/kids/
- CBeebies also do ten minute craft ideas and you can find various lessons with celebrities on youtube.
Living with worry and anxiety amidst global uncertainty
At Psychology Tools, they have put together an easy-to-use and FREE guide to help you to manage your worry and anxiety in these uncertain times.
The guide (see document to the right) was developed by Dr Matthew Whalley & Dr Hardeep Kaur, and includes both information and exercises.
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. Download the full report below to read about the findings.