Launching The Women's Centre Cornwall Women's Survivors Forum

Monday 1st February 2021

Launching The Women's Centre Cornwall Women's Survivors Forum

Launching February 1st 2021


The Women’s Centre Cornwall: Women’s Survivor Forum - 
A Pilot Project Funded by Comic Relief

 

The Women’s Centre Cornwall’s Women’s Survivor Forum, for survivors of Sexual Abuse and/or Domestic Abuse, will provide additional spaces and opportunities for women to connect, reach out, share information and build community.

It has been developed to enhance our existing support services and offer women greater choice over how they engage with The Women’s Centre Cornwall.

The Forum is being launched at a time when we are not able to physically connect and meet as we may have done previously. At The Women’s Centre we acknowledge the importance of women not feeling alone or isolated and as such these platforms allow spaces to create togetherness and be part of a unified voice.

 

The Survivors Forum

The Forum has been developed during this time when face to face contact has been much reduced but when violence, abuse and the impact of trauma has increased for many women.

The Forum is for women only over the age of 18 who have been affected by violence & abuse; sexual violence, rape & domestic abuse to share their experiences, feel connected and decrease social isolation.

The Forum is a place to empower, uplift, offer support, signpost to relevant agencies and bring women together in a safe, virtual space.

We also want to create a space for safe discussions and dialogue.

Healthy discussion can bring a multi-dimensional richness to life and we hope that the Forum will go some way in providing opportunities for women to give voice to their thoughts, feelings and experiences. We are advocates for compassion, unity and equality and will strive to ensure that this is reflected via our Survivors Forum

The Forum aims to provide a space for women to feel a sense of togetherness, hopefully diluting the silencing impact of violence and abuse

 

The Survivors’ Forum is not a direct help service.

 

To find out more about how to sign up please visit Information & How to join on the Women's Survivor Forum

 

If you need support, please contact us or one of these specialist support providers;

The Women’s Centre Cornwall helpline: 01208 77099

Rape Crisis Live Chat: https://rapecrisis.org.uk/get-help/live-chat-helpline/about-the-live-chat-helpline

Women’s Aid Live chat: https://chat.womensaid.org.uk

National Domestic Abuse helpline (24h hours): 0808 2000 247

In an emergency, always call 999.