Our mission is to support individuals that have experienced childhood Domestic Violence and Abuse in the home. We provide therapeutic support for children and young people coping with the trauma of living around Domestic Abuse.
Our Managing Director, Natasha Benjamin founded Free Your Mind CIC in 2013, following her own mental health breakdown, due to her own personal experience of growing up around Domestic Abuse.
We are the only charity that works directly with children and young people who have witnessed Domestic Abuse in the home, and the fallout of this on their mental health. And all of our peer support workers have lived experiences of Domestic Abuse in their home growing up. Our children feel listened to and supported by us.
We feel passionately that the issue of Domestic Abuse, and its longer term affects on children and young people, needs to be brought to the forefront. 1 in 3 children will have an issue with mental illness directly linked to the experience of seeing Domestic Violence at home. On a whole 1.8 million children are affected across the UK.
We offer various therapeutic support services for children and young people, read more about what training and therapies we can offer.
Join our growing team of peer support workers, empowering children and young people experiencing childhood Domestic Abuse trauma.
Every donation made will go towards helping us to improve the self-esteem and wellbeing of children and young people effected by the trauma of childhood Domestic Abuse, helping them to rebuild their lives.
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