The Recovery Toolkit

The Recovery Toolkit is a 12 week course, which aims to provide you with all the knowledge you need to recover from the effects of living with domestic abuse.

It is a useful follow on from the Freedom Programme and is designed for women who have left an abusive partner. Programmes will run continuously depending on the number of referrals but each programme will have a cut-off point after two weeks after which new referrals will automaticaaly be placed on the next programme.

Different sessions evaluate:

  • How your thoughts affect the way you feel
  • How to increase your self esteem
  • Understanding Power and Control in an abusive relationship
  • Boundaries and Trust: protecting ourselves and those we love
  • Understanding your own anger

The individuals own strengths, resources and coping skills are reinforced contributing to their own health and wellness on a long term basis.

The course uses group exercises to promote positivity, relaxation and calm anxiety. These methods then empower women to take more control of their lives by setting goals and identifying positive changes within themselves.

Only women who are no longer living with an abusive partner may access this programme. Otherwise, referrals can be made by telephoning or emailing RSACC directly.

The 'Recovery Toolkit' was devised by and is copyright to 'Sue Penna Associates'


The programme has been a huge success, feedback from attendees included comments such as;

“The Recovery Toolkit made me braver/stronger and able to express myself more.”

“The most useful thing I have learnt are strategies and skills to cope.”

“I am more assertive, I am happier in myself and feel I have got the fun back in my life. I feel free again.”

“The most useful thing I have learnt is understanding that what has happened was not my fault.”

The next Recovery Toolkit Programme began in September 2018 for 12 weeks and another programme will begin in February 2019.

If interested in the next programme please email or telephone 01325 354119 for further details.

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