The purpose of the Peer Support Group is for adult, self-identified women survivors of sexual violence, abuse or harassment, to come together, share their stories and gain support from each other. We offer a safe, welcoming and trauma sensitive space for this to happen (following the Peer Support Group Agreement, below).
The group is facilitated by a member of staff and our trained self-identified women volunteers. They will hold the space and be on hand for anyone who needs support. Women who have experiences any form of sexual violence, abuse or harassment, no matter when it occurred, can attend. Please be aware this is not a therapeutic group.
The group will run weekly on a Wednesday between 6.30pm and 8.30pm in central Brighton, in an accessible location. We ask everyone arrives at 6.30pm.
A second group will run weekly on a Tuesday between 11.00-13.00 in central Brighton – this is not in an accessible building. Please arrive at 11.00.
Anyone attending will need to have had an initial meeting with our Welcome Team.
If you are interested, please refer yourself to our Welcome Team here . You will be invited to have a meeting within about 2-weeks, where you can also find out about other support we have available.
If you have already had an initial meeting with our Welcome Team, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be invited to have a short meeting about groupwork and be given more information about how our peer group works.
We are a trans inclusive organisation and welcome trans women to our groups. The Peer Support Group operates on self-identification. You are welcome to contact the Volunteer Led Service Coordinator if you have any questions regarding this – email@example.com