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Mums In Need - Support following the exit of a mentally abusive relationship

Mums in Need offers support for mums who have left mentally abusive relationships. The aim of the support is to help mums to feel more confident and in control of their situation and gain an understanding of exactly what you can do to help yourself and your children. MIN can provide you with the life skills you need so you can overcome your fears and find a way through the abuse.


MIN are understanding, caring and have become experts in the field of emotional abuse. We have a great deal of experience, knowledge and understanding about emotional abuse in relationships, as well as having an understanding of how you navigate your way through the family justice system.

The main core support services, team advice, and support are provided by qualified professionals including x 2 mental health nurses. Our CEO, Laura Riley, is an RMN who of 12 years and has a lot of experience in dealing with a wide range of people's needs. She has been through the family courts herself and understands how difficult it is to navigate yourself through this process and also how stressful it can be. She can offer sound and sensible advice during this difficult time.

Advice and support includes:

  • Group Peer Support
  • Coffee Mornings
  • Referrals to law firms including McKenzie friends
  • Infomation & Guidance on Financial matters
  • Support Sessions including meditation, yoga, pamper sessions, craft sessions
  • Counselling


We ask for a one-off £5 registration fee at the point of assessment. There aren't any charges for these services but we do ask for £3 donation per support session to cover basic travel and admin expenses for those providing the services.


Criteria for referral into our service:

  • Must be a mum, separated from an abusive relationship
  • Aged 18+
  • Motivation to re-build life

If you are a professional & wish to refer a mum to Mums in Need please complete this form we will then contact the mum & ask her to complete the pre-assessment questionnaire.

If you wish to self-refer to Mums in Need please complete this pre-assessment questionnaire  Once completed we will then email you with a range of assessment dates.

Who to contact

Contact Name
08000 852 7414
Contact Position
Danielle Hogan
08000 852 7414

Where to go

Block 2
Carbrook Hall Road
S9 2DB

When is it on?

Time / Date Details
Our office hours are Monday to Thursday.
Time of day
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access
Cater for special dietary requirements
Able to accommodate other cultures/ethnicities

Other Details

Referral required
  • Parking
  • Musical Instruments
  • Disabled Facilities
  • Changing facilities
  • Creche
  • Quiet Area
  • Secure setting
  • Catering facilities
  • Meeting Rooms

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