Coventry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (CRASAC) has been awarded £25K to run a group for women who have recently finished their therapy or advisory support at the centre.
A registered charity, CRASAC provides specialist support for adults and children impacted by sexual violence and abuse through advocacy, counselling and psychotherapy, training and prevention services.
Their work helps victims and survivors overcome the effects on wellbeing, physical and mental health, and regain the lost power and control as a result of sexual violence and abuse.
The funding comes from an Innovation Fund run by The Community Mental Health Transformation (CMHT) programme, led by Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust (CWPT). It is part of an initiative to support voluntary organisations delivering mental health services in the region.
CRASAC’s Women’s Circle is a closed facilitated group which will provide a continued link with the charity. It will be an opportunity for survivors to connect with each other, develop a toolkit of coping strategies, and find out more about other sources of support in the local community. Participants will also be able to input into research and the development of CRASAC’s services.
Jenni Muskett, Deputy CEO at CRASAC says:
“We recognise that endings can be difficult for some of our clients, so our Women’s Circle will be a safe and nurturing transition service to help with this.
“All our work is trauma informed. By running this group, we hope that it will have a positive impact on the mental health and wellbeing of our clients during their transition. We aim to provide local women with the tools and resources to enable them to survive and thrive in life.”