Lotus Blossom Peer Support
For clients who have completed our
Lotus Domestic Abuse Recovery programme
Lotus Blossom Peer Support Groups
Our peer support groups are informal, lightly facilitated groups that run once a week via Zoom.
No Home-Start staff members attend the group sessions. This is a space for survivors - a collective group of people sharing strength, creativity, empathy, resilience and humour - to aid their own and each others recovery.
Victim-survivors come together to support each other, share resources, skills and ideas, and lift each other up.
The group is a safe, supportive space for women who have completed our Lotus programme to continue to explore thoughts and feelings around domestic abuse and take further steps with peers to rebuild their lives.
Clients on our Lotus Domestic Abuse Recovery programme will be invited to join the groups either as a group member or receive training as a peer supporter once they have completed the programme.
How do I Become a Peer Support Mentor?
Our fantastic Peer Support Mentors all have lived experience of domestic abuse. They are required to attend our 6-week Lotus group as part of their induction. They then receive further training and are supervised and supported by Home-Start staff to facilitate Lotus Blossom groups.
We encourage all attendees to take ownership of the group, promoting a sense of autonomy and control to women who may have previously been in disempowering relationships.
Frequently Asked Questions
Clients who have completed our Lotus Domestic Abuse Recovery programme.
If you have completed the Lotus programme and would like to take part in our Lotus Blossom peer support group or would like to train as a mentor, please email Keira at [email protected].
As this service can only be accessed by those clients who have already attended on our Lotus programme, there is no waiting list.
All essential information is recorded within individual case files, which are only accessible to authorised staff.
We treat all information with strict confidentiality except where there are child or adult safeguarding concerns. Our procedures of information sharing with other services and the role of other agencies is clearly explained to clients during the intake process.
Clients are provided with a privacy statement to sign outlining all confidentiality procedures.
If you're unsure this group would be suitable for you and you’d like to have a chat to one of our friendly team about any of this please contact:
Clare on 07955300355