The iMatter Programme: for women who have experienced domestic abuse
An important notice
Funding for the iMatter programme will end 31 Dec 2023. We are currently exploring other options for further funding. In the meantime, we will have to pause referrals from 1 July. This is ensure that all those referred onto the programme can be contacted. We will keep this page updated with information about whether we are able to continue running the programme after this year.
Victim Support’s online iMatter programme has been designed for women aged 16 and over who have been, or are currently, victims of domestic abuse and live in England and Wales.
It is suitable for those who are not high risk, and is available in the following languages: English, Welsh, Urdu, Bengali, Polish and Gujarati.
The programme is delivered online, by Zoom, across 10 weeks in groups of up to 12 women. Sessions are facilitated by two specially-trained Victim Support staff members. Each session lasts approximately 90 minutes.
Each session focuses around group discussion and the sharing of ideas, but participants will not be asked to share anything they do not wish to. The focus of iMatter is not on individual experiences, but on helping victims of domestic abuse move on in their recovery journey.
The programme looks at the importance of self-worth, self-care and mindfulness.
Find out more about domestic abuse and how to recognise the signs.