The Adhar mental health charity is running the first culturally sensitive  Adult Domestic Abuse Recovery Toolkit 12 week Programme in Leicester for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) women, every Tuesday from 4th August 2020 from 11am-12pm online.

The Programme aims to help participants understand the impact of having experienced domestic abuse, helping them understand how to move forward.

The programme is 1 hour per week online with the condition that you are no longer in a relationship with the abusive partner

Programme participants are given practical strategies to help them thrive in their daily live by developing resilience, increaing hope and enabling recovery.

About the Adhar Mental Health Charity,

Since 1989, the Adhar project provide community support services to people from the BAME community experiencing mental health difficulties. Their services focuses on delivering early intervention and prevention work with individuals primarily from BAME communities but not exclusively. For more information visit their website

For enquiries about the programme, email: (@) or call 0116 220 0070

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Be the First to Know about the Launch of our Brand New Website and our self-help package that can support women recovering from the trauma of childhood sexual abuse, particularly those who are not ready yet to engage with us.

Thanks to the fundings from The Tampon Tax Fund and the partnership between Comic Relief and the Department of Media Communication and Sport supporting our Breaking the Silence Initiative, we were able to fund the development of this brand new website and the self-help package giving you the resources that you need to help you in your journey towards recovery.

Thanks to your support and donations, together, we help women break free from the trauma of childhood sexual abuse.

With your help, Quetzal is able to provide Free Counselling Sessions to women aged 16 and above living in Leicester, Leicester and Rutland who are recovering from the trauma of childhood sexual abuse.

Quetzal is also able to nurture a community-based approach to raise awareness further about what individuals and communities can do to support women’s wellbeing in their communities.

Would you like to access our services or Refer Someone you Know?

  • Fill a Referral Form Now
  • Call Quetzal – Our lines are open 9am-5pm – Monday to Friday
  • Chat on our website and on Facebook – Our Chat facilities are open 10am-2pm – Monday to Friday.

Would you like to support more women through counselling or community outreach? 

To support us Further, and ensuring our service remains free

Every Thursday, for the last two years, a diverse group of individuals comes for a Coffee Morning brought in association with Wesley Hall Community Centre in Leicester to discuss a different topic each week.

Anyone is welcome to attend. All you have to do is to send a text to Hafeeza for her to send you the details to the meeting. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, all the meeting are currently held on Zoom.

Brewtiful Mornings

Marie from Quetzal, attended a morning gathering at the beginning of the month after Josez Pinder at Amitai Counselling, introduced her to Haafeeza, the Coffee Morning meeting organiser.

The theme of the conversation was mental health. Each attendee shared how mental health issues can impact on one’s life, their techniques to support their wellbeing, and how grateful they were for having a community that cares and discusses mental health issues. Marie shared Quetzal work with the attendees as well as the Breaking the Silence Initiative. The attendees seemed attentive as Marie emphasised on the role of communities in supporting women and men recovering from the trauma of childhood sexual abuse, and signposting people to support, so that when people are ready, they can take the steps to access support.

This is what Marie shared about her experience at the Coffee Morning:

”My experience at at the Coffee Morning was elevating as I was able to connect with the lived experience of the attendees living and working in Leicester and who are from so many diverse places in the world including the United Kingdom, Bangladesh, Germany, Pakistan, India, Nigeria and more.  I am grateful for sharing the opportunity. I want to thank everyone at the meeting for making me and everyone’s else feel welcome, the display of attention, care and respect they have for each other, and for all the learning about the ways people deal with what life throw at them sometimes, and all of the times.”  

As a result of her experience, Marie wanted to share with Quetzal community the opportunity to attend the Coffee Morning by contacting Haafeeza, hence this post. Marie also shared with the group a list of agencies in Leicester that can support men and women who may be dealing with difficulties so that when they need it, they can access support.

Hope you get the chance to attend a coffee morning and share your experience with your peers and family, so they may be inspired to attend too, once or more.

If you have a story to share about your involvement with a community that cares about women recovering from the trauma of childhood sexual abuse in Leicester, please visit Quetzal Voices and email us at media(@)