This year National Stalking Awareness Week (NSAW) focuses on young people and invites us to take a stand to support them. Stalking and harassment are serious issues that can have severe and long-lasting effects on young people aged 16-24 in the UK. According to a study conducted by The Suzy Lamplugh Trust, 1 in 5 young people in the UK have experienced stalking or harassment, with 1 in 10 being stalked online. Read to find out more.
Sadie was referred to The Haven after she was groomed online and sexually exploited as a young girl. She was 14 when her teacher raised concerns with the safeguarding team that she was communicating with an older man online. She talks about how The Haven helped her to deal with the abuse, build her confidence and aspire for a better life.
James was referred to The Haven Wolverhampton after he and his mom were subjected to domestic abuse by his mom’s partner. He told us how The Haven supported him to talk openly about his feelings, and how he loved accessing VR therapy.
PRESS RELEASE: Empowering young people to end violence against women and girls thanks to The Hemraj Goyal Foundation
Young people in Wolverhampton are being empowered to end violence against women and girls thanks to The Haven Wolverhampton and new funding from The Hemraj Goyal Foundation.
Leanne was in the audience at her school while our EmpowHER coordinator delivered the programme. After the session, she was able to disclose the harassment she was being subjected to at school and the abuse she’d faced at home.
What do you do when you have a lot of outdoor space but not enough space within a property to create a sensory area for therapeutic sessions? You build a sensory outdoor summer house in the garden! We share more on how and why and show you around.
We are thankful to be one of the many organisations supporting children to consistently benefit from donations to Children in Need. As the 2022 appeal goes live, we would like to share how Pudsey has helped the children and young people we support at The Haven.
Our Children and Young People team got creative during the COVID-19 pandemic and found venues that could accommodate us exclusively for a day trips. Lucky Tails Alpaca Farm in Warwickshire is one of the places we visited.
"I feel like a zookeeper..."When COVID-19 happened, most of the women and children were quarantined in their refuge accommodation and they were unable to go out. All outdoor venues for activities were closed due to social distancing measures. Our Children and Young...
I never thought that I could get away, I was so isolated and until the rape, I was just carrying on, thinking things were normal when they were not.