NATIONAL CENTRE OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (NCDV)
Emergency Injunction service
A free, fast emergency injunction service to survivors of domestic abuse and violence regardless of their financial circumstances, race, gender or sexual orientation.
This can sometimes be issued within 24 hours of making contact with NCDV. They work in close partnership with the police, solicitors and other support agencies to help victims obtain speedy protection.
Stalking & Harassment Safety App
HollieGuard is an app that can track a person’s location as they make their way home, as they’re out jogging or cycling, or simply going about their day to day tasks.
If they feel unsafe, all they need to do is shake their phone to send an alert to a group of contacts to warn them that they may be in danger. Once the phone has been shook, it will then start recording both audio and visual footage of what’s happening around them.
A special thank you to Nick Gazzard at the Hollie Gazzard Trust for his generous donation of premium packages for our survivors experiencing stalking and harassment. We couldn't be more grateful.
YOGA WITH KELLY
Trauma specific yoga sessions for self esteem & healing
Absolutely delighted to announce our partnership with the wonder YOGA WITH KELLY.
Kelly is offering a course of **FREE** trauma specific yoga classes to our survivors which promote healing and self esteem.
A fellow survivor, Kelly is passionate about giving and is a welcome addition to the Survivor Lighthouse Family.
*NB: open to attendees of the Survivor Lighthouse recovery or support programmes only*
FRUITS OF THE FOREST
Forest School provision
The wonderful Ruth runs special subsidized Forest school classes and events for our young survivor families.
Ruth qualified as a Level 3 forest school leader in 2013. She has recently qualified as a therapeutic forest practitioner, is a qualified first aider and holds a food hygiene qualification. She is also a qualified mental health first aider
Activities include mud kitchens, painting, water play, crafts, using tools, making fire and toasting marshmallows whilst listening to stories.
MIDLANDS MCKENZIE FRIEND
Midlands Mckenzie Friend is a service provided by Helen Mellor, a Mckenzie Friend trained by the Mckenzie Friend UK Network.
Helen offers support, advice, guidance and mentoring throughout the UK Family court system.
Having self represented as a litigant in person through her own child arrangements order case prior to completing her training, she is able to help with applications, form filling, statements, be present at hearings for advice and support and can be there to hold your hand and guide throughout the entire process.
Helen is able to mentor her clients during high stress situations to remain child focussed and which aides clients to complete proceedings calmly and more centred than completing proceedings alone, helping to reduce conflict and the possibility of long and protracted proceedings.
We thrilled to announce our partnership with New Beginnings and we can now make referrals to this wonderful community initiative who create Newborn Bundles for the most vulnerable mothers in our communities.
These generally consist of a Moses Basket filled with toiletries and clothing for the first six weeks or so of a new baby’s life, gifted to families in need.
New Beginnings are a volunteer group who work on referrals only and operate on donations from the public.
BOXING CLASSES AND BOOTCAMPS
Our wonderful amateur boxing club in the West Midlands offers our survivor children and teens the opportunity to learn about the skills and mindset of boxing in a safe, supported environment and channel frustrations and negativity to become a healthier version of themselves.
Boxing benefits our survivor families by getting the kids fit, teaching them teamwork, anger management and discipline, and improving their confidence and concentration.
It has the dual benefit of providing role models within the boxing gym who present a positive image of respect for others, discipline, responsibility, a work ethic and good manners.
JESS LOVIBOND THERAPEUTIC SERVICES
Jess Lovibond Therapeutic Services is a wonderful not-for-profit Community Interest Company based in the Swale and Medway areas.
They provide inexpensive, high-quality training and direct therapeutic services for families, schools and organisations who work with vulnerable children and their families.
THE MEN'S COLLECTIVE
A collaboration between female survivors and male champions looking to reduce VAWG by hosting frank and open conversations about how abuse manifests and continues to be an issue in our communities.
The collective hosts Guest speakers and forums to open up those conversations and lay bare the challenges we have in propelling change.
"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does"