Woman 's Trust is a mental health charity offering free therapeutic services to female survivors of domestic abuse (DA).
A woman being abused lives in constant fear, not knowing when the next attack will come. Short term physical effects can include bruises, broken bones, vaginal bleeding, sexually transmitted illnesses, or unwanted pregnancy. Physical or sexual injury can also hurt an unborn child. When we talk about the impact of DA, it is just as important to consider the long term mental health effects like trouble sleeping or nightmares, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, substance abuse or post-traumatic stress disorder. These devastating consequences can lead to an inability to carry out daily tasks or caring for children.
At WOMAN'S TRUST, we equip a woman with the knowledge and empathy that empowers her to rediscover her voice and rebuild her life free from abuse.
WOMAN'S TRUST also provides training on domestic violence and counselling skills to front line professionals.