1995 – First specialist group work programme

In 1995 we recognised that women needed to learn how to recognise potentially abusive partners and so we designed and delivered Breaking the Cycle, a programme based on the power and control wheel and the Deluth method. This programme enabled women to understand domestic abuse and how it impacted them and their families.  It was the first programme of its kind in the UK.  This style of self-help, therapeutic programme is now used across the country in supporting women and children to heal from the trauma of domestic abuse.