Cornwall Womens Refuge Trust : for our 24 hour Domestic Violence Helpline telephone: 
 01872 225629


The refuge project workers are all trained to be able to offer emotional support and practical advice to the refuge residents and 24 hour Helpline callers. Each refuge resident is given a key worker to initially assess their support needs and to develop a support plan with the client. This support plan is reviewed (with the client) and followed throughout the woman’s stay at the refuge. The project workers can also accompany residents to appointments with other agencies.


The SUSIE Project is dedicated to providing support to survivors of Domestic Abuse, who no longer live with their abuser. SUSIE offers various options to help survivors regain their self esteem and confidence. The Drop In Support Groups provide a safe, confidential and relaxed environment for women to meet weekly, to discuss their issues and gain support and friendship. The Recovery Toolkit is a 12 week programme which looks at various topics including ‘What is Abuse?’, Self Esteem, Effects of Abuse on Children, Anger & Conflict, Boundaries & Trust, Setting Goals and Healthy Relationships. It incorporates elements of CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy).


WAVES is a confidential counselling and outreach service provided by specialist trained counsellors. By providing therapy and individual support for people, this project aims to enable people to make positive changes in their lives. WAVES also aims to make its services available to anyone who does not usually have access to therapy, including people on low income, young people, disabled people, women, men, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT).


ESTEEM is a confidential support & advice service for men who experience domestic abuse in Cornwall. ESTEEM aims to reduce the risk of serious emotional or physical injury to men in Cornwall. ESTEEM empowers men by providing relevant information and a range of support tailored to meet their individual needs


The EVOLUTION PROGRAMME is a voluntary attendance programme for men or women who are concerned that their behaviour is having a damaging impact on their relationship and family. EVOLUTION aims to help protect partners and any children by challenging behaviours, attitudes and beliefs and by providing the knowledge, understanding and self-help tools that will help create change. The programme takes place over a 39 week period, through a process of weekly one-to-one and group-work sessions; in a non-judgemental and therapeutic environment, run by professional and caring staff.

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Cornwall Women's Refuge Trust Tel: office hours (01872) 277814
24hr Helpline/fax (01872) 225629

Registered charity No: 1105270. Registered as a limited company at Companies House No: 5178212