When you contact us for support, the help you get will be based on the level of risk you’re in. We’ll assess your situation by completing a MERIT risk assessment or if you are referred by another agency, we will process the risk assessment attached to the referral. Depending on the risk level, Safe2Speak could offer the following:
One to one help
The Independent Domestic Abuse Advisor service gives advice to high risk victims on a range of areas such as:
The Wellbeing Programme
The Wellbeing Programme is available to any clients known to Safe2Speak who would like to:
Aimed at helping people learn tools and create goals to make the desired changes in their lives, support is delivered face to face for at least 12 weeks.
The programme will focus on building trust, group and peer support as well as learning about the different ways to increase self-esteem, confidence and hope.
Why should I attend?
Sometimes in life, our experiences can make us stressed, anxious and depressed. It can be hard to manage family life and feel confident about the changes we want to make especially if the stress has been around for a while.
It’s common for people to fear sharing with others, what they are experiencing, their thoughts and difficulties. However, this programme is designed to make a safe and non-judgemental space for you to flourish and create new possibilities in your life.
Those taking part could be offered a range of support to help with various issues, including:
How does it work?
Your Safe2Speak Worker will go through the details of the programme with you and you can meet with one of the Wellbeing Team.
You will be asked to complete a short assessment so the team can decide what support will best suit your needs and then a Wellbeing Worker will go over what the plan is going forward.
Depending on this plan and your own needs, you will be offered one to one or group work which will take place either online or face to face.
The programme consists of:
This part of the programme is kept short for those who are unsure of how long they can commit for or for those who want something shorter and online. The first three weeks will provide a safe space to share with you the basics for the groupwork, where you are able to get a good sense of how it will be.
Speak to your Safe2Speak team member for more details.
Your Worker will discuss the areas of confidentiality with you, and whatever is shared in the group remains confidential. This is unless any safeguarding issues arise and if so, a plan will be made with you.
Community based help
The Domestic Abuse Outreach Service can offer ongoing support to medium and standard risk victims on a range of areas such as:
Domestic Abuse Refuge Accommodation Service
We can arrange safe, temporary accommodation to all victims of domestic abuse if they are unsafe in their own home or are homeless as a result of domestic abuse. The service is a 24 hour staffed service, 365 days a year.
Where to find us:
Domestic Abuse Services (Outreach & IDVA team) based at –
4 Corporation Street, St Helens, Merseyside, WA9 1DL
Domestic Abuse Refuge Accommodation Service – address confidential; only provided to victims who have accepted refuge space following full referral process.
“They were here on time listening to me, non-judgemental, empathetic. I couldn’t have thanked them enough. They stuck to their words”