Wellbeing and group support sessions evaluation

Supporting frontline domestic abuse practitioners during the Covid-19 pandemic

As part of the emergency Covid funding secured from the Home Office, we were asked to provide clinical supervision to the staff of domestic abuse organisations and to address the heightened wellbeing and mental health needs of those staff as a result of the pandemic.

Feedback from colleagues working on the frontline had highlighted the increased pressures domestic abuse services were facing during the second Covid-19 wave and subsequent lockdown. Workloads had not only increased but in many cases, the complexity and level of violence had increased.

We commissioned Rock Pool CIC to develop a support and wellbeing offer to frontline domestic abuse practitioners in England and Wales. It was designed to increase resilience and morale at a time of immense pressure, enabling services to remain available and sustainable for clients.

This report evaluates the wellbeing and group support sessions and concludes with recommendations for best practice.

    Respondents told us

  • 84%

    found the session extremely useful or very useful

  • 94%

    agreed that the practical tools would be useful to them

  • 94%

    said the session will have a positive impact on their morale

Thank you for hosting these, it makes a big difference to be able to reflect with people who understand our line of work and the difficulties we face. I will be recommending all my staff to join on a session.

Frontline participant

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