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Mindfulness Group

We will be running an online mindfulness and coping skills group for 6 weeks over the summer. If you are interested please contact the office to ask to be added to the waiting list. Email us at:

Our group offers women who have experienced sexual violence or domestic abuse a safe space to learn the practical skills of mindfulness. Our definition of women only includes trans women and non-binary people who identify women’s services as being right for them.

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is a simple concept that means paying attention in a particular way:

  • On purpose
  • In the present moment
  • Non-judgementally

It is a practical way to notice:

  • Thoughts
  • Physical sensations
  • Sights
  • Sounds
  • Smells

A daily practice of mindfulness can be effective in coping with:

  • Low mood
  • Anxiety
  • Emotional distress
  • Chronic pain

RSACC runs Mindfulness sessions on a Wednesday, 1.00pm – 2.30pm at Friends Meeting House, Skinnergate, Darlington.

If you would like more information about the Mindfulness course or to book a place, please contact RSACC:

Contact our Emotional Support Services

0300 222 5730 or email

For times and days go to Talk to Us – our Emotional Support Services page

You are not alone

We are here to help you and, no matter how hard it may seem, we will get there together.


  • The training sessions were engaging, very informative and eye opening.  The information on the statistics and range of services was very useful to know as they helped understand the scale and difficulties with sexual violence etc.

  • I am no longer hiding from life and I have learned to say yes and no. I now do things for me!

  • It’s made me a happier, stronger, more confident, positive person!

  • My time here has been so helpful to me. Having time to step back and look at some of the difficult things that have happened in my life and recognise I have strength has been so precious to me. I am so thankful for being able to access such an amazing safe haven! You have given me the opportunity to step back and breathe again. I feel like a stronger person, able to face the world and live again. I am empowered!

  • Just a quick note to say thank you for listening to me and helping me to rebuild my life. I feel happy and like I am ready to live again. Life is good. I never thought I would feel this good again. Talking has helped me through the darkness and to clear out the weeds in my life. Now my life looks sunnier and I have much to look forward to. I also have real flowers in my garden now. So it shows things can change.

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