Stepping Together with Emma
The Venus Step Together programme delivers intensive, multi-faceted support to women who have had children taken into public care. Support is tailored to each individual and can include one to one counselling and group therapeutic activities, sexual health awareness, one to one support and group work.
Leah is our Step Together Worker. She has worked with lots of women who have worked hard to make positive changes in their lives. Here to tell you a bit more from her own perspective is Emma,
“I started working with Leah on the ‘Step Together’ project in February 2017.
My mental health was really bad at the beginning and I felt like I couldn’t leave the house on my own. I struggled to meet new people and socialise which meant that I felt isolated, lonely and really anxious.
I have got more confidence now to do the things I want to do which I didn’t think were possible this time last year. I have even had enough courage and confidence to take part in a presentation at Liverpool John Moores university to talk about my experiences of domestic violence to a group of students – this is something I never thought I would be able to achieve.
Step Together has given me confidence to go out in the community, meet new people and given me back control of my life.
I have gone from being on Employment and Support allowance due to very poor mental health problems, to now being in paid employment which I would have been able to do without the support from Venus.
I would encourage anyone who needs this kind of support to get it from Step Together, because I wouldn’t be the person I am today without it, I am in control again!”
Amazing testimony from Emma, how powerful is that?? If you would like more information about this or any of our projects then please get in touch and we will be happy to tell you more :)