Seeking Safety Pilot Project is a therapeutic program for women suffering from trauma, substance abuse, and/or mental health issues. This national pilot is funded by HSE and will run from Dec 2022 to February 2024. Roscommon Women’s Network (RWN) is the only rural county taking part in the pilot program.
Seeking Safety is an evidence-based, present-focused therapeutic model which teaches coping skills to help people attain safety from trauma and/or addiction (including addictive behaviours). It can be conducted in a group (any size) and/or on an individual basis. It is an extremely safe model as it directly addresses both trauma and addiction without requiring clients to delve into the trauma narrative.
The focus of our Seeking Safety pilot program is to support and empower women experiencing trauma, substance misuse, addictive behaviours, mental health issues and/or PTSD. The program teaches coping strategies which women can use to successfully create safety and wellbeing in their everyday lives, and where possible prepare women for the next stages in their journey.
This pilot Seeking Safety project is being run in partnership with six other community projects around the country and is funded by the Department of Health through its Women’s Health Fund 2022. The other projects involved are – SAOL project, Ballyfermot Star, Reddoor Project, Ballymun Star, Sophia Housing and Ruhama.
For more information on Seeking Safety, please contact the RWN office on 094 96 21690, or email Lorraine on firstname.lastname@example.org