Art Therapy

12 week Recovery Toolkit developed by Rockpool CIC

Trauma informed recovery toolkit for survivors of domestic abuse.

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As an organisation we are committed to the ongoing development of our staff, members, partners and beneficiaries. We actively seek out the very best support and education for our community and are delighted to deliver accredited training across the Midlands to assist in the ongoing mental wellness of survivors of domestic abuse.

We introduced this programme to our growing offering as a direct result of the increase in personal and local cases and are steadfast in our commitment to using the power of art and creativity to engage, empower and enable ‘victims’ to become Victors!

“Domestic abuse comprises of broad categories of behaviour including physical or sexual abuse, violent or threatening behaviour, controlling or coercive behaviour, economic abuse and psychological, emotional, or other abuse. It can be prosecuted under a range of offences and it does not matter whether the behaviour consists of a single incident or a course of conduct.

Domestic abuse is rarely a one-off incident and it is the cumulative and interlinked types of abuse that have a particularly damaging effect on the victim. The ‘domestic’ nature of the offending behaviour is an aggravating factor because of the abuse of trust involved. “

Domestic abuse | The Crown Prosecution Service (

About this event

The Recovery Toolkit is designed to assist any individual who has experienced and survived domestic abuse and is in a position, to safely take part in a group designed to assist each person in looking at ways to understand the dynamics of domestic abuse and develop positive coping strategies to assist in the recovery of their personal trauma.

This course is delivered by trained professionals and is targeted to those with experience in adult domestic violence. It is not suitable for anyone still living with their abuser. Attendees are required to commit to the full programme.

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Some spaces may be considered for funding.

More Information

​​​​​​The Recovery Toolkit Self Help Book – Rock Pool Life C.I.C

We work through the recovery tool kit programme together. Each cohort commits to a weekly group face to face meeting for 12 weeks. We offer both funded and privately paid for places. Everyone is treated with respect, dignity and above all else confidentially. We find that often your peers become your safety net support system going forward into your new life!

It is important to highlight the programme is not suitable or recommended for individuals still living with or in a relationship with the perpetrator. However, we are able to offer alternative support to those in this position. Children services available by request.

If you are in immediate danger please call 999

Overview of 12-week Adult Domestic Abuse Recovery Toolkit (ADA RTK)

Session OneIntroduction to the course and each other if in a group environment
Session TwoWhat is abuse?
Session ThreeIntroduction to self-esteem
Session FourSelf-esteem, coping and the consequences of toxic stress
Session FiveThe impact of abuse on children, and on parenting skills
Session SixSelf-esteem and affirmations, the power of positive self-talk
Session SevenAnger and conflict; what about being assertive?
Session EightAnger and conflict; assertiveness revisited
Session NineBoundaries and trust; protecting ourselves and those we love
Session TenLosses and gains
Session ElevenHealthy relationships
Session TwelveActions for the future
 Celebration ceremony


  • Victim Support IDVA support provision – 0208 801 1777
  • Victim Support line 24/7, including bank holiday 0808 1689 111
  • IDVA support for women and men.
  • All appointments are via the phone Mon- Fri 9 till 5pm, and referrals are still being accepted. IDVA support for female and male victims. One VS IDVA is based directly in QE Hospital.  
  • Galop – 020 7697 4081 Telephone support available Support for DA victims from the LBGT community 
  • National Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0808 2000 247 24/7 advice and guidance for DA victims and support with refuge. 
  • 24hr telephone support available Respect (perpetrators) – / 0808 802 4040 Support for perpetrators of domestic abuse, who want support to change. Online and telephone support for perpetrators of DA. 

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