Male domestic abuse survivors encouraged to join Peterborough charity’s recovery programme

Male survivors of domestic abuse are being encouraged to sign up for a recovery programme organised by a new charity.

Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 11:38 am

Living Keys was set up by Peterborough survivor Linda to help survivors recognise the abuse they are suffering, as well as how to recover from it.

Linda was formerly a support worker for vulnerable adults at Fairview Court in Oundle Road and is aiming to make a difference to others alongside Kelly, who has previously taken part in one of the programmes.

Since Living Keys was established women have signed up to the free courses, but so far no men have done so.

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Linda and Kelly

Linda is now calling on any male survivors to come forward to take part in a male-only course:

. The Domestic Abuse Recovery Toolkit - a 12 week programme for survivors who have left an abusive relationship but are still traumatised

. Hope 2 Recovery - a six week programme for survivors who are struggling to leave an abusive relationship.

Further details, including how to book a place, can be found at:

Linda said: “Living Keys is a charity in the Peterborough area helping men and women who have experience domestic abuse. So far ladies have come forward but we’re asking for men to be brave and come forward as well.”

Anyone wanting to discuss the course can email [email protected]