The Freedom Programme is now running in Worthing, Littlehampton, Bognor Regis and Burgess Hill. Please call 0330 333 7416 for more information.

Work in the community

The Freedom Programme

The Freedom Programme was designed by a lady called Pat Craven, who worked with perpetrators of domestic violence and then used her experience to build an inspiring programme.  The Freedom Programme looks at the perpetrator of domestic violence and how they work.  It tries to answer the age old question “Why do they do it?” and it gives women the chance to see she is not the only one it happens to, that it is ‘not your fault’.  

The Freedom Programme is a completely free, 12 week programme open to any woman over the age of 16 who wants to learn more about the reality of domestic violence and abuse in relationships.  The programme looks at all the different characteristics and controlling behaviours of the abuser, using the character of The Dominator, comparing it to the character of The Friend.  The different faces or types of abuse are all aspects of The Dominator's personality, which is used to control their partner.

 

The Freedom Programme works to:

  • Empower women through a better understanding of domestic violence
  • Help women understand the beliefs held by abusive people
  • To help women recognise potential future abuses and abusers
  • Illustrate the effects of domestic abuse on children
  • To assist women in gaining confidence and self esteem to improve the quality of their lives

“It’s free and it’s fun”
“You can make friends”
“You don’t need any qualifications”
 

“Refreshments are provided in a warm, friendly environment”


 

Safe in Sussex is currently running FREE Freedom Programmes in Worthing,  Shoreham, Bognor Regis, Burgess Hill and Littlehampton.    

Visit www.freedomprogramme.co.uk or, for more information, call 01903 231069 or email groups@safeinsussex.org.uk

The Recovery Toolkit

 

The Recovery Toolkit is also a 12 week programme and is designed to help women to overcome the psychological trauma of domestic abuse and move forward with their lives.  It is for women who are no longer in an abusive relationship.

The Recovery Toolkit empowers women to gain healthy strategies to live free from domestic abuse

 

For more information, call  01903 231069 or email groups@safeinsussex.org.uk

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