Training and Development

Women's Aid ABCL&N offer a range of training opportunities in a range of geographic locations.  To get involved check out the courses below or register your interest by emailing womensaidadmin@btconnect.com or telephone 02825 632136. 

My Life, My Choices

This programme will provide an opportunity for women to take steps towards personal development.  It helps promote self esteem and enables women to explore their options and develop their confidence.  Some topics covered are:

  • Building your confidence & self esteem
  • Assertiveness & decision making
  • Self image
  • Building support networks

“It has given me the tools to get control over my life, and the confidence to make better choices”

Details of My Life My Choices programme:

 

Date
Time Venue Duration
05.10.17

10.30am-

12.30pm

The Naomi Centre

2 Cullybackey Road

Ballymena

6 Weeks

 

28.09.17

 

10.30am-

12.30pm

5a Lesley House

1-9 Carnmoney Road

Glengormley

6 Weeks
20.09.17

10.30am-

12.30pm

Women's Aid Office

75 Main Street

Larne

6 Weeks

 

Journey to Freedom

Everyone has the right to feel safe and live their lives free from abuse.  This programme is specifically for women who have been or are still in an abusive relationship. 

Meet with women who have had similar experiences and share your thoughts and feelings on Domestic Violence in a safe and supportive environment.  Some of the topics covered are:

  • The effects of domestic violence
  • Patterns of abusive behaviour
  • Safety planning
  • You are not to blame

“I now understand that this was not my fault, it is like someone has removed the shackles and I’m out of prison. I can now be myself again”

Details of Journey to Freedom Programme:

Date Time Venue Duration
27.09.17

10.30am-

12.30pm

Grace House

17 Fountain Street 

Antrim 

8 Weeks

 

02.10.17

 

10.30am-

12.30pm 

 The Naomi Centre

2 Cullybackey Road

Ballymena

 8 Weeks
15.09.17

10.30am-

12.30pm

5a Lesley House

1-9 Carnmoney Rd

Glengormley

8 Weeks

27.09.17

10.30am-

12.30pm

Sarah Centre

33b Albert Road

Carrickfergus

8 Weeks

 

You and Me, Mum

mum and baby

The course encourages women to share experiences and helps with:

  • Building confidence
  • Developing your talents
  • Understanding children’s behaviour
  • Being a lone parent
  • Taming toddlers
  • Troublesome teenagers

“After doing the You and Me Mum course it was the first time in a long time I didn’t feel so guilty about the abuse, I realised it was not my fault and that I did the best I could for my children”

 Details of You & Me, Mum programme:

Date  Time Venue Duration
Not currently running      

OCN (Level 1)

Living & Surviving Domestic Violence

This programme is accredited through the Open College Network.  Participants must have completed the Journey to Freedom programme prior to enrolment.

“Really enjoyed the fact that a person who has survived Domestic Abuse can see things from the outside and can recognise many of the signs which I didn’t recognise at the time - this is a really satisfying stage to reach in my life.”

Details of Living & Surviving Domestic VIolence programme:

Date Time Venue

Duration

18.09.17

10.30am-

12.30pm 

Women's Aid Office

75 Main Street 

Larne

 6 Weeks

 

     

 

OCN (Level 1) Me, Myself and I

This programme is accredited through the Open College Network.  Participants will learn about taking steps towards their personal development.

“I enjoyed meeting new people, learning good things about myself and doing positive tasks.”

Me, Myself and I running in:

Date Time Venue Duration
21.09.17

10.30am -12.30pm

Church of the Nazarene

20 Oakfield Drive

Carrickfergus

8 weeks  

OCN Level one 

Steps to De-stress

This is an OCN accredited course which looks at understanding what stress is and learning more about stress management techniques. 

Date Time Venue Duration

18.09.17

10.30am-12.30pm

Grace House

17 Fountain Street 

Antrim

10 Weeks

 

 Reconnect

This is a social activity programme for women who have experienced domestic violence.  Coming to one of these groups is a great opportunity to meet new people, make friends, experience new things and have fun.  The programme runs from January to June and during this time you will have the opportunity to build both your confidence and your support network.
 
Please contact the Reconnect Worker on 07835 309 793 for details of the group in your area. 

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Additional Training

We work in partnership with other training providers to offer help in acquiring new skills and updating existing skills in order to make the most of your potential: computers, creative writing, essential literacy, jobs search.   

For further information on Training in your area,  please contact :

  • Antrim 07738 641 386
  • Ballymena 07841 204 539
  • Carrickfergus 07708 459 565
  • Larne   07906 041 136
  • Newtownabbey 07821 402 024

Onus (NI) Ltd

Onus is a training and consultancy service specialising in domestic violence training and expertise for employers, employees and managers.

Onus supports Women's Aid ABCLN as being a social economy business, generating revenue that can be used for the continuation of core services for victims of domestic violence. 

For further details, please contact ONUS on 02825 632 136, email info@onustraining.co.uk or visit the website www.onustraining.co.uk