The Broxtowe Women's Project Blog - Raising awareness of domestic abuse in Broxtowe.

The latest news and updates from the Broxtowe Women’s Project.

Self-care in lockdown

April 8, 2020

Self-care has never been more important   Suffering lockdown, worrying about finances, home schooling, concerns about health, isolation from support networks, spending even more time holed up with an abusive partner...
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Domestic Abuse and Mental Health

January 20, 2020

Today is blue Monday, it’s claimed to be the most depressing day of the year. This is believed caused by a number of factors; the party season is over, we’re all spent up, the weather is foul, it’s ages until the n...
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Stress Awareness Week

November 5, 2019

This is International Stress Awareness Week, so let’s talk about stress. Stress is the body's reaction to any change that requires us to respond. The body reacts to these changes with physical, mental, and emotional re...
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Social Isolation

May 1, 2019

Human contact including love, friendships, intimacy, family and a feeling of belonging are vital human needs. Psychologist Abraham Maslow talked about a hierarchy of human needs and suggested the need for social contact...
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Children’s Mental Health – Try TLC

February 4, 2019

Have a go at a little TLC   Let’s begin to have conversations with your child about their mental health.   It can feel unnatural and forced to start with. It can be scary and so you may feel tempt...
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How your self esteem can be affected following an abusive relationship

June 21, 2018

People often just think about the physical damage caused by abusive relationships, but it’s generally the emotional scars that take longer to heal. The most common emotional fallout from abusive relationships is loss o...
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Stress-ing the importance of help

May 15, 2018

We are in the middle of Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May). Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, this year the theme is stress. Research has shown that two thirds of us experience a mental health problem in o...
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Speak up and speak out

November 1, 2017

Today (November 1) is International Stress Awareness Day which we thought is a useful prompt to remind people affected by domestic abuse – directly and indirectly – just how much damage it can do, even when there is ...
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World Mental Health Day

October 10, 2017

When domestic abuse is physical, the damage caused is clear for all to see, but today, which is World Mental Health Day, we want to remind people about the damage it does to a person’s mental health.   We al...
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