Building our service users self-esteem and confidence is a key factor in our support not only during refuge but also once a user has settled back into a community.

At Panahghar, we offer group sessions to our service users that range from educational sessions, to build on their understanding of what domestic, sexual and gendered abuse is, to creative classes and relaxed coffee mornings.

These groups give our users a chance to meet and connect with new people, share their experiences and stories to empower and support one another and time to talk to staff directly in a safe and non-judgmental environment to get any help and advice they may need.