I am contacting you to introduce United in Strength, an LBT+ Domestic Violence service ran by Outcome at Mind. We are currently looking for LBT+ women who could kindly donate a few hours of their time, as a one off or on a more regular basis to share a skill, some knowledge or a workshop with our service user group.
United in Strength provide a service supporting women who are experiencing, or have recently experienced domestic violence and/or abuse. United in Strength are staffed exclusively by LBT women. There has been a desperate need for an LBT women only domestic violence service and to address this need we have created a safe and supportive environment.
We run every Tuesday, alongside Outcome, an LGBTQ+ mental health service ran by LGBTQ+ people. Outcome provides a therapeutic drop in space with a range of therapies and services to improve mental health and well-being. There is also homemade lunch, organised optional activities including creative writing and drama.
United in Strength provide:
One on one emotional support with an experienced DV worker
A befriending service
A timetable of workshops to build resilience and self-esteem
Access to Outcome services
As we understand, there are several aspects of domestic violence/abuse that are unique to LBT women. On that basis we are happy to come to your organisation to talk about LBT domestic violence and the issues that affect LBT women to both staff and service users, if useful.
Attached to this email is a leaflet that we would be grateful if you could share with your colleagues. If you, or anyone you know would like to have a further conversation about potentially running a day/half day workshop, please reply by return.
Many thanksMelissa Johanson
Outcome LBT Domestic Violence Worker- Islington Mind LGBT+ for better mental health
Tuesday - 35 Ashley Road, London N19 3AG Tel: 020 7272 5038
Islington MIND is a Registered Charity No. 294535. It is registered in England as a company limited by guarantee No. 02002508.