Peer Support Group

Unfortunately due to Coronavirus, on the 17th March 2020, we have had to make the difficult decision to suspend our Peer Support Group until further notice. We know this will be difficult for some survivors, but if you need support please call our helpline where trained staff will be able to support you.


The Peer Support Group provides a relaxed and safe space for women to share, learn and gain strength and support from each other. Groups are based around activities, discussion and support, all of which are decided on together by women in the group.

The group is facilitated by skilled volunteers and is free to attend. The group is held on Monday 10am-12pm, Friends Meeting House, 6 Skinnersgate, Darlington, DL3 7NB.

If you would like to join the group please contact us on 01325 354119 or

Contact Our Helpline

Phone us on 01325 369933

We want to assure our clients that, although our direct service to clients is reduced due to Coronavirus, our confidential helpline is open, for any person affected by domestic and/or sexual violence from Monday to Thursday from 10am – 2pm.

You are not alone

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


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