In search for meaning… part 1

Do you feel lost, fearful, unsure?

Not ready to talk to someone yet? Are you looking for a bit of emotional boost?

Are you looking for something but not sure what? Depending at what stage of your life you find yourself at, your new life journey may not start from the same port. There are many exciting books out there. Any small idea can spark a new beginning or remind you of your old one. Give yourself the chance to shine!

“So live as if you were living already for the second time and as if you had acted the first time as wrongly as you are about to act now!”

Viktor E. Frankl

Recommended books to start your new journey:

“Daring greatly means the courage to be vulnerable. It means to show up and be seen. To ask for what you need. To talk about how you’re feeling. To have the hard conversations.”

Brené Brown

Male Survivors of Domestic Abuse Support Group launches in Cork

Open Doors is launching its first group therapy to help men experiencing domestic abuse now or in the past. Join us for support!

Who is it for?

If you’re a man experiencing domestic or family violence, you need to know: you are not alone. Husbands, partners, sons, fathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, nephews, friends, neighbours and colleagues from all walks of life and all ages can be affected.

You may feel powerless, worthless, depressed, lonely and isolated. Sometimes guilt, shame and despair are present. You may have problems with sleep or concentrate on tasks at work.

Remember that no one deserves violence. Domestic and family violence is against the law and is a crime. It’s not your fault and you’re not to blame for what is happening.

Join our support group!

Join our group therapy to start your recovery. We provide a safe and confidential space for you to talk about your experiences. More information about group therapy here.

What is Domestic Abuse?

Any incident or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse (psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional) between adults who are or have been intimate partners or are family members, regardless of gender or sexuality.

Forms of abuse

Abuse includes physical violence, verbal abuse, threatening behaviour, verbal threats,emotional/psychological abuse, financial abuse, sexual abuse, isolation and false allegations.

We can help. If you are struggling or want more information, please, do NOT hesitate to contact us. Individual support is also available.

Other Support resources

Further information and support resources from The National Office for the Prevention of Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence here.

For Policies and Guides in Ireland click here

For National Services in Ireland click here