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Community Ambassador 'Ask Me' scheme

Do you want to help make a difference to women in your local area?

People within a survivor's community are often the first to know that domestic abuse is happening. But lack of understanding and confidence can make people afraid to talk about it, and unsure of how to respond when someone speaks out.

Survivors can feel judged, isolated or silenced by their community. We are changing that through the Change That Lasts 'Ask Me' scheme.

The project equips everyday people with an understanding of domestic abuse and how to respond to survivors to enable the community to play an active role in ending domestic abuse. My Sisters Place offers free training courses to those from all backgrounds and identities where you will learn about domestic abuse, how to challenge the stereotypes surrounding it, and how to listen to, believe, and direct survivors to specialist support.

After the training, ambassadors are given resources and support to share what they have learned with those around them in ways that feel most comfortable to them. They are encouraged to start conversations about domestic abuse that will help others to better understand the barriers that survivors face in speaking out. An ambassador can commit as much or as little time as they can give. My Sisters Place will keep in touch with new opportunities and events such as meet-ups, campaign involvement, and volunteering.

Please note, training is available to over 18s only.

In-person training

  • Monday 9 October and Monday 16 October 2023 - 10am to 2pm

Taking place at Easterside Community Hub.

You must attend both training sessions on the dates specified.

If you'd like more information or to sign up, email hannah.smith@mysistersplace.co.uk or call 07712524867.

Online training

  • Tuesday 8 August and Tuesday 15 August - 10am to 1pm
  • Monday 11 September and Monday 18 September - 10am to 1pm
  • Friday 22 September and Friday 29 September - 10am to 1pm
  • Tuesday 3 October and Tuesday 10 October - 10am to 1pm
  • Thursday 12 October and Thursday 19 October - 10am to 1pm

You must attend both training sessions on the dates specified.

If you'd like more information or to sign up, email hannah.smith@mysistersplace.co.uk or call 07712524867.

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