You My Sister

Availability : Edinburgh Wide

Who is this for?

Woman who have exited the sex industry or experienced domestic violence

Description

You My Sister delivers ‘life changing’ mental health recovery programmes for:

  • Women harmed in the sex industries
  • Women who have experienced domestic abuse

The programmes are run:

  • in Small groups
  • Online
  • 6 weeks
  • 1 session/week
  • Each session is 2.5 hrs

They take women through their journey, helping break isolation, move away from shame and self blame, process what happened and its impact and look to the future.

The programmes have been created and are delivered with women with lived experience following the globally acclaimed Recovery College. They do not provide formal therapy but many find them extremely therapeutic and that they can bridge the gap whilst waiting for formal therapy, sit well along side therapy and can even reduce the need and extent for other interventions.

The programmes are run by 2 staff members – at least one (often both) with lived experience.

The purpose of the programme is to support individuals to recover from abuse, break isolation and develop the tools to best self manage their own mental health.

How do I access this?

  • Self referral
  • Referral by third party

We have an initial online one-to-one consultation with anyone interested in attending a programme to make sure the course is right for them and help break the ice.

Is there a cost?

Free

Location information

Online and via email. This service is available Scotland wide.

Opening times

Our project is always available via email. We run online courses about twice a year and at present we do not have a waiting list but when our courses are full we place people on a waiting list for our next course.

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
SaturdayCLOSED
SundayCLOSED

Downloads


CSE E Flier
(437.75 KB pdf)

DV Flier
(1.44 MB pdf)


Types of support on offer:

Online
Support from someone with similar experience

Type of services on offer:

Trauma

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