During the COVID-19 period, our Hub will operate as a frontline service in line with current Government measures and restrictions.
We offer therapeutic support to males who feel they are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse. 45-minute 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.
We also operate a Drop-In service in our Community Hub each Thursday 16:00 – 20:00
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. No appointment is necessary, just turn up between the hours stated above.
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 the opportunity to speak to our experienced advisors through the following methods.
COVID Safe, Face to Face appointments in our Men’s Hub
Virtual appointments through Microsoft Teams, Zoom or similar platforms
Telephone conference call back appointments.
The room is a very informal setting and currently falls in line with safe COVID-19 workplace practice
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.
ADVOCACY, ADVICE & SIGNPOSTING
We run a weekly Drop-In Hub for advocacy, advice and signposting for males suffering from domestic abuse. The service supports males who are currently in an abusive relationship, as well as survivors who need support after experiencing domestic abuse.
We run a dedicated telephone support line for advice and referrals, which again supports male sufferers and survivors of domestic abuse.
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.