We know that women across London are experiencing domestic abuse right now. Whatever form violence comes in, from rape and trafficking to relationships based on psychological or financial control, we work to end it. We all know escaping violence can be the hardest thing to ever do. WAND UK is working to build a future where domestic abuse is not tolerated.
We are here to support and encourage women not to suffer in silence!
Abusive relationships cross all social boundaries – ANYONE can be affected.(Men and women of all ages, Children, young people, people with and without disabilities, with and without mental health issues…)
What are the impacts of the victim?
It is now generally recognised that experiencing domestic violence and abuse is associated with mental health problems including anxiety and depression
WAND UK conducted research, with the support of the Refugee Council, among BAMER women, to understand the challenges these women face. It was understood that there are several barriers which hinder these women from talking about Domestic Violence or accessing services. These include:
This project aims to encourage positive communication within families and as a preventative measure help BAMER women and families to deal with family break down and domestic violence, managing family conflict. and building positive family relationships.
We work in Domestic Violence- Building Positive Family Relationships, Mental Health, and Sexual Health providing training, education, information, advice, advocacy support, Outreach campaigns in communities on how to disclose suffering by accessing services and promoting access to services
We want to help women and young girls who affected Domestic Violence. We offer them Mental Health Support and Telephone Befriending for Domestic Violence.
We discuss Domestic Violence in our Happy Healthy Family Club and Young Girls Projects to broaden knowledge and understanding on this topic. Talking in these sessions may allow women and girls to open up to their own experience with domestic violence.
We support Domestic violence survivors in Refuges with 1 to 1 multilingual, multicultural emotional and practical support.
We help in building survivor’s confidence and raising self-esteem, to become agents for their own change, improving their quality of life and hence their families.
We want to re-assure you that our services are still running in these challenging times. We are currently delivering our One to One service via phone.
We understand the additional challenges women are facing right now while in lockdown. If you already receive support from us this will continue. We are offering phone calls regularly to our service users and keeping a close eye on the issues that are arising, putting in place structures and processes to monitor the service we are providing.
If you are in immediate danger please call the Police on 999.
It is vital that women who have been abused have access to mental health support for their emotional wellbeing. We provide our services for free, but as a charity we rely on donations and grants to fund our work.