The Haven Project is a peer support group for ladies who have had their children removed into the care system, or whose children are not able to live with them. The sessions are held every Monday between 3pm and 7pm. With a focus on shared cooking and eating the sessions focus on dealing with their loss, general health and well-being and the provision of peer support. A meal is provided to participants at this session.
Other services have contributed by delivering short courses at some of the sessions. Living Well have kindly run short courses on Defib & CPR, 5 Ways 2 Wellbeing, Eating Well, Assertiveness and Sleeping Well and Daisy from ELP has delivered Resilience training to participants.
Some of the cooking sessions are themed to coincide with National Events such as Shrove Tuesday (where pancakes were served). We have also held film nights and beauty and pampering sessions. The Haven Project is focused on empowering participants and providing opportunities they would not ordinarily participate in. This group were invited to Brussels to visit the EU Commission and European Parliament and recently enjoyed attending the theatre production "Chip Shop Chips" at Touchstones .