Worst Kept Secret provides a listening ear to ANYBODY who is affected by domestic violence including family and friends.
The helpline is open from 10am-3pm weekdays and can be accessed:
- By Phone for free: 0800 028 3398 . The phone call will not show up on landline bills.
- By Online chat on the Worst Kept Secret website.
We can talk you through available options, put you in touch with appropriate agencies e.g. counselling, refuge and solicitors, give advice and most importantly of all, offer ongoing support.
During the coronavirus crisis, we know that the government’s advice on self or household-isolation will have a direct impact on families experiencing domestic abuse. Please read our latest advice Here.
Worst Kept Secret also delivers domestic abuse targeted programs for young people. These focus on healthy relationships, self-esteem, developing positive coping strategies and many other topics. These are designed to work with agencies supporting young people. These are delivered over a weekly basis from 5-10 weeks, for around 2 hours at a time.
We are also available to deliver a program called You, Me and Mum. This 10 week program is designed to create a non-judgemental, non-threatening environment for mothers. It is a time for women to safely explore the impact domestic abuse has had on their relationship with their children and young people. It is designed to acknowledge the strengths and coping skills of women and their children and promotes the ethos of empowerment and self-help.
The Recovery Toolkit is a 12 week programme for survivors who have experienced domestic abuse. Worst Kept Secret are able to facilitate these sessions which aim to assist participants in looking at ways to develop positive lifestyle coping strategies and explore issues around; self-esteem, the effects of abuse on children and on parenting skills, boundaries and trust, anger and conflict, setting goals and healthy relationships.