The Freedom Programme is a domestic violence programme which examines the tactics, behaviours and beliefs of abusive partners. It also looks at the behaviours of non-abusive partners and explores the roles that society plays in forming each.
The aim of the Freedom Programme is to help victims make sense of and understand what has happened to them allowing them to go on and live abuse free lives. We also aim to raise awareness about coercive control.
Our objective is:
To educate people who are around victims of abuse, to understand the very difficult circumstances the victim faces, both in living with and recovering from abuse.
To describe in detail how children are affected by being exposed to abuse and how their lives are improved when the abuse is removed.
To help professionals understand the dynamics of abuse so that they can support the victim with a much greater degree of awareness surrounding the victim’s situation.
The course comprises of 12, 90-minute sessions held weekly and run by a qualified facilitator.
Our course is entirely FREE and is available to women only.
“But what about men"? They are the victims of abuse too.
If you would like to participate on the men’s version, please visit www.freedomprogramme.co.uk
Victims of current or past abuse and coercive control both in adulthood or in childhood.
Family or friends of victims who wish to better understand and support the victim.
Professionals seeking a comprehensive understanding of the tactics and behaviours of abusers.
Here are some things our participants have said about the Freedom Programme at Jubilee House.
“The Freedom Programme helped me to make sense of my abusive relationship, thanks to this I will never look back! Better than therapy”!
“I realised that I was not alone”.
“The course was informative and gave me a better understanding of the abuser”.
“Doing the Freedom Programme has helped me understand the steps are slight when someone is going to abuse. It’s a choice the abuser makes and this has helped me come to terms that it wasn’t my fault! Meeting others who have been through similar experiences helps me feel supported and accepted”.
From a mothers point of view:- “I now have insight of what my daughter was going through”.
“It was difficult and heartbreaking watching what she was going through, I knew there was plenty of wrongs but I couldn’t put my finger on it. The Freedom Programme gives me an understanding”.