The Chorus Project

The Chorus project is funded by The Tampon Tax and provides a range of therapeutic services to support disadvantaged and isolated women with mental health problems who have experienced gender-based violence or abuse.

Access to therapy for women

Therapy can have a positive impact on the lives of women, but they face multiple and serious barriers when trying to access it. The Chorus Project has developed a successful community based model to facilitate access to psychotherapy.

Taster sessions

These sessions give women the opportunity to explore feelings and fears about using mental health services and offers some insight into psychodynamic psychotherapy and the benefits of such therapy.

Psycho-education groups

A psycho-educational group is a specific type of group therapy that focuses on addressing the client’s experiences, difficulties and ways of coping. Psycho-educational groups consist of members who share similar difficulties. The psycho-education focuses primarily on coping with specific difficulties but also the client's own strengths, resources and on developing skills and insights in order to contribute to their own health and wellness on a long-term basis.

Individual psychotherapy

Psychotherapy sets out to understand the underlying causes of a wide range of difficulties; the therapy may sometimes focus to exploring and understanding the impact of a particular experience.

Practical information and advice

We also provide information and signposting to appropriate organisations on issues such as housing, benefits, education and immigration.

Any woman may refer herself by phone, in writing or by email. For more information call Njomeza or Brianna on 020 7281 7694, or email njomeza@manorgardenscentre.org or brianna@manorgardenscentre.org.

We are running an appeal to provide more therapeutic support groups for women affected by FGM. Donate here.

 

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