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.
Upcoming training sessions are:
- Monday 15 May and Monday 22 May - 10am to 2pm
- Monday 5 June and Monday 12 June - 10am to 2pm
- Monday 19 June and Monday 26 June - 10am to 2pm
- Monday 3 July and Monday 10 July - 10am to 2pm
All sessions are 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 email@example.com or call 07712524867.