Groups for women who have experienced family violence

Women's groups

Women's groups

Doncare provides a number of facilitated support groups for women who have experienced intimate partner abuse.  These groups are currently on hold until further funding is secured.  Groups include:

Living Free: a free 8 week education and support program using art and creativity to explore your experience of family violence. 

Creativity to Calm: a free 4 session program helping women to reconnect with their emotions and bodies, relax and slow down their thinking and use creative techniques to care for themselves.

Protective Factors: a free 5 session program using art and creativity to help you recognise the warning signs in relationships. The group introduces the Shark Cage concept, explores how you’ve responded to warning signs in the past and helps you to build your own strong Shark Cage. 

Moving Beyond Trauma: a free 5 session program using art and creativity to understand the impact of trauma and the mind, heart and body connection.  The group covers self care and shares strategies to help you relax, slow down and begin to enjoy life more. 

Reclaiming Self: a free 8 session program that uses art and creativity to help you find your own voice, increase your own self respect, and reflect on how you see yourself and what influences you. 

For further information on Doncare’s support groups, call us on 9856 1500 and ask to speak to one of our Women’s Support Practitioners.  

In the words of previous group participants:

“I don’t know what would have happened to me if I hadn’t found this group.  I was feeling so trapped and hopeless, but now I can make decisions again.”

“I feel like I have re-connected with my children, and they are seeing a new me.”

“I feel less alone.”

“Before this group I wasted so much of my day feeling angry and guilty but now I am more positive.”

“This has been the best group for me.  It has helped me make a new start.”

“I just came along out of curiosity, but now I wouldn’t miss it.  It helps me get through my week.”