The Cedar project is a programme which supports families in recovery from domestic abuse. It is about creating a safe place for children and their mothers to help each other to find the best strategies to deal with their experiences and rebuild their lives. The main aim of the programme is to help mothers to support their children in their recovery.
Cedar is for mothers and children no longer in the crisis situation. Cedar works with mothers and children in separate groups, addressing the impact of domestic abuse on their relationship and helping mothers to support their children and sustain positive changes made during group.
Cedar has a child-friendly, psycho-educational approach which employs a range of art, play, group exercises and group discussion. It endeavours to break the silence surrounding abuse in families and reinforce mother-child attachment as a site of resilience.
In Cedar, children learn strategies to recognise and manage their emotions effectively and mothers are supported and given space to consider the experience of domestic abuse from their child’s perspective
Intended Client Groups:
This service is open to residents of these areas:
- North East
- North West
- S Central
- South East
- South West
Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:
This service is for children aged from 4 to 16 who have been abused, and are able to communicate about their abuse. Children must be out of a crisis situation when using the service. Available by appointment only.
This service accepts direct self referrals.
Health and social care professionals
This service is available by appointment only.