May Newsletter: The Month of Flowers & Colours

Welcome to our May newsletter. The weather is getting better and things are starting to open up, this can be both an exciting and anxious time. Our CYP have some great insights on how to cope with big feelings, we have exciting training opportunities, meet a hero dog called Ringo and much more. Hope you enjoy… Women’s Service Active Cases 68 | Referrals 182

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April Newsletter: Cyber Safety, Own My Life & Coercive Control

Welcome to our April newsletter. April has truly been a month for young ones as CYP have been busy crafting and navigating cyber safety. We also had a fantastic response from the 16-25 year old young women of Orkney for our guidance group. Under the spotlight this month is coercive control, we have the final total raised from our Walk A Mile in Her

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March Newsletter: Children’s Rights, Economic Abuse & Active April

Thank you for taking the time to read our newsletter. It’s been a busy month, with many new referrals we’re spotlighting economic abuse, it’s effects & what to do. We’ve gained a new partnership with the Co-Op, been learning about children’s rights and how we can all take care of ourselves with meditation & looking forward to Active April. Women’s Service Active Cases 77

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February Newsletter: “In February There is Everything to Hope for & Nothing to Regret”

Welcome to our February newsletter. As the season is hopefully (!) becoming milder, we’ve been looking at using technology to stay safe, a refresher on how to spot domestic abuse and CYP have been learning about friendships & big feelings. We’re also excited to launch Walk A Mile In Her Shoes to celebrate International Women’s Day and hope you’ll join us. Women’s Service Active

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January Newsletter: Ask for ANI, Healthy Connections & Meditation

Welcome to our January newsletter – and 2021! The turning of the year can be a natural moment of reflection, but any moment of any day can be our fresh start. This month we’re looking at a new way to ask for help with ‘ANI’, getting back to meditation and CYP learned about healthy friendships. Women’s Service 76 Active Cases | 150 Referrals CYP

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December Newsletter: End of Year Special

Welcome to our December newsletter. We’re looking back on our year, taking stock of a very strange time indeed! And we’re looking forward to a hopefully healthier 2021 for everyone! Women’s Service 78 Active Cases | 144 Referrals CYP Service 32 Active Cases | 50 Referrals Service User Feedback Remembering ‘Why’ Trigger warning: violence against women & femicide. Even with such a tough year,

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November Newsletter: We’re Nearly There!

Welcome to our November newsletter. As always seems to happen the beginning of the end of the year has crept up on us! This month the CYP have taken on bullies & Christmas decorations, we’ve highlighted 16 Days of Action and are very excited about WAO’s launch of Own My Life. Read on to see what’s been happening…. Women’s Service 79 Active Cases |

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October Newsletter: Falling into Autumn

Welcome to our October newsletter. The seasons are marching on and so are we. Our CYP have been creepily creative this Halloween, we’ve more good news for CYP from the Scottish government and also from our very own high street! Hope you enjoy. Women’s Service 79 Active Cases | 138 Referrals CYP Service 33 Active Cases | 44 Referrals Service User Achievements & Feedback

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September Newsletter: Creativity, Crafts & Optimism

Welcome to our September newsletter. This month we’ve seen a lot of creativity, from peedie folk to big peedie folk, it’s great to see them try something new – and find they enjoy it! The Pier Arts Centre in Stromness have a new competition for 0-18’s, make sure you/your peedie folk don’t miss out! We also been looking at mental health, as we all

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