About Us

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Our Approach

Our aim is to support survivors of domestic abuse build confidence and self-esteem through outdoor adventures.

By taking on a physical challenge and allowing the great outdoors to heal, we believe survivors can further develop and grow.

Small groups will be fully supported to go on 2 and 3-night adventures which include camping, hiking and cookouts.  All costs will be covered excluding boots and personal clothing.

A Mountain Leader, Medic and Therapist will be part of the team.  Although not a therapy session, a fully qualified and very experienced therapist will be on hand to support.

MGE trips are an opportunity for domestic abuse survivors to get away from the pressures of day-to-day life and get some space in the healing outdoors.  It may be that you are new to mountains and countryside, you may be getting back into it, or you may be an old hand, we just want to provide the opportunity for you to lose yourself in nature (don’t worry our mountain leader will keep us on the right trail!).

They are not ‘therapy sessions’, a trained therapist will be with us should you need or want to talk.  The main focus of our trips is to challenge ourselves physically and, through this build confidence and self-esteem.

If you want/need to talk, that’s cool – if you don’t want to, that’s cool too.

Some stats…

Domestic abuse:

  • Will affect 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men in their lifetime
  • Leads to, on average, two women being murdered each week and 30 men per year
  • Accounts for 16% of all violent crime (Source: Crime in England and Wales 04/05 report), however, it is still the violent crime least likely to be reported to the police
  • Has more repeat victims than any other crime (on average there will have been 35 assaults before a victim calls the police)
  • Is the single most quoted reason for becoming homeless (Shelter, 2002)
  • In 2010 the Forced Marriage Unit responded to 1735 reports of possible Forced Marriages.

In addition, approximately 400 people commit suicide each year who have attended hospital for domestic abuse injuries in the previous six months, 200 of these attend hospital on the day they go on to commit suicide

Source – http://www.lwa.org.uk/understanding-abuse/statistics.htm

Next Steps…

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