Male Domestic Abuse Therapeutic Support
Our male domestic abuse service is focused on recovery and is designed to provide a person-centred blend of Therapeutic, Advocacy, Advice and Link-Worker/Signposting support activities.
Our version of person centred is that we support the clients with whatever their presenting issues are.
We support the males for as long as their presenting needs still exist however, we do not build dependency but equally we don’t act in a modular way to say there is a set amount of sessions.
The 1:1 sessions cover the following:
- Understanding domestic abuse
- Recognising characteristics of healthy/unhealthy relationships
- Resilience building, understanding trauma & triggers.
- Understanding the impact of domestic abuse on children
- Understanding the impact of abuse on mental health and wellbeing
- How to set healthy boundaries
- Managing emotional wellbeing
- Managing physical wellbeing
- Managing Self-esteem
- Moving on
We offer therapeutic support to males who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse.
1:1 appointment slots are available with our therapeutic advisors who offer a non-judgemental listening ear, emotional support, advice and guidance as well as sign posting to other support agencies if necessary.
Appointments are available via the following methods:
- Face to Face appointments in our PLF Hub
- Virtual online appointments
- Telephone appointments.
Male Domestic Abuse Peer Support Group
We also operate a peer support group.
Males who are experiencing domestic abuse, or who have left an abusive relationship, can meet up and speak with likeminded males for peer support, as well as speaking to our therapeutic advisors. Clients feedback that being able to speak to therapists, and peers who have come out of abusive relationships acting as a mentor is a powerful and fundamental part of their recovery.
We offer legal support for any males who require legal advice in relation to domestic abuse or child contact issues. We work closely with our legal partner, a local solicitor company, that specialises in family law.
CAMPAIGNING, RAISING AWARENESS & ERADICATING STIGMA
The PLF has a very extensive network of supporters who were all fiends of Paul Lavelle. It’s this network of family and friends that continues to campaign and raise awareness to male domestic abuse through various fund-raising activities and events. We strive to eradicate the stigma involved with males speaking out about domestic abuse and mental health and wellbeing concerns in general.
Male Domestic Abuse Support
Our male domestic abuse therapeutic support service is focused on recovery and is designed to provide a person-centred blend of Therapeutic, Advocacy, Advice and Link-Worker/Signposting support activities.
We operate a peer support group for males who are experiencing domestic abuse, or who have left an abusive relationship. They can meet up and speak with likeminded males for peer support, as well as speaking to our therapeutic advisors.
We offer legal support for any males who require legal advice in relation to domestic abuse or child contact issue.
SUPPORT GROUPS AND ASPIRATION RAISING COACHING
Community activity support groups are run weekly by The PLF from various locations on Wirral. Cycling, running, swimming and walking groups are open for all to attend with the intention of setting new goals, raising aspirations to achieve and accomplish new challenges.
The groups are a safe place to speak out and seek advice about domestic abuse as well as any other mental health and wellbeing concerns.
HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP EDUCATION WORKSHOPS
The PLF endeavours to educate in characteristics of healthy relationships and anti-abuse. We deliver a variety of workshops in schools, colleges and the workplace.
BE STRONG ENOUGH TO STAND ALONE. SMART ENOUGH TO KNOW WHEN YOU NEED HELP, AND BRAVE ENOUGH TO ASK FOR IT.
Community Activity Groups
Weekly times and meeting points will be communicated over our social media pages below for the various groups. For more information please see our activity groups page or get in touch via any of our contact methods.