How to Refer to The Second Step Programme


HOW CAN SOMEONE TELL IF THEY’RE BEING ABUSIVE?

From an outside perspective, abuse might seem obvious or be excused. But everyone’s different, and thresholds, cultural norms, background and psychological state can all shape perceptions of what’s okay. The behaviours below aren’t a comprehensive list but are commonly part of a pattern of abuse that requires attention.

If you’re unsure about whether your behaviour is abusive or not, get in touch:

  • Physical abuse like pushing, slapping, punching, kicking and biting.
  • Threatening to hurt or kill your partner / ex-partner/family members.
  • Constant calls, texts, emails
  • Constant insults and ‘put-downs’.
  • Stopping your partner from seeing who they want

HOW CAN SOMEONE TELL IF THEY’RE BEING ABUSIVE?

  • Making it difficult for your partner to see their friends and family.
  • Pressurising your partner into sexual activity.
  • Not letting an ex-partner get on with their life after the relationship has ended. Here are some questions that someone who is considering The Second Step programme should ask themselves if they’re considering taking part:
  • Are you able to acknowledge that you’ve used at least some violent/abusive behaviour?
  • Are you motivated to change your behaviour?
  • Can you commit to regularly turning up to programme sessions and assessments?
  • Are there any barriers to your attendance of the programme? (for example, drug/alcohol misuse or mental health issues)

Important Information

For self-referrals, there are a number of ways to refer

  • Visit our website and complete the contact page
  • Send us a Whatsapp message and tell us that you like to refer yourself to The Second Step programme. WhatsApp Number: 07714 134040
  • Alternatively call us at the Jenkins Centre on 0116 254010 during normal office hours. IF YOU ARE

The Jenkins Centre Self-Referral form

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