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September Newsletter: New Activities, Exciting Opportunities & September Spotlight

Welcome to our September newsletter. This month we’ve been reevaluating what support roles and activities would best serve the community. We’re excited about taking these forward alongside the usual services we provide and hope you will be too. A new gardening group, training for professionals & a new Own My Life cohort, read on to find out more… Women’s Service Active Cases 52 |

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August Newsletter: Animals in DA, CYP Art & Self Care

Thank you for taking time to read our August newsletter. The last official month of summer but never fear, CYP have crafted some beautiful art which can be enjoyed in any weather! We turn the spotlight on how pets/animals can be exploited as a tactic of abuse and how to get help. And, do you see self-care as just a buzz word? Selfish? Or

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July Newsletter: DA & Disability, CYP Graduates and the SSPCA

Welcome to our July newsletter. We hope you’ve had time to enjoy (or find..?) some sunshine this summer. This month we’re spotlighting how domestic abuse affects those with disabilities, hearing from some CYP graduates and were thrilled to have a special talk from the SSPCA. Hope you enjoy! Women’s Service Active Cases 74 | Referrals 195 CYP Service Active Cases 30 | Referrals 61

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June Newsletter: Finding the Wonderful Everyday

The truth is, no one of us can be free until everybody is free. Maya Angelou Welcome to our June newsletter. June is Pride month and as well as keeping you updated on our trainings, developments & events, we’re also looking at the way the LGBT+ community experiences domestic abuse. Women’s Aid Orkney is committed to providing safety & support to all women and

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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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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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