Welcome to VIDA!
About VIDA Sheffield
VIDA is an independent voluntary sector organisation. We deliver specialist domestic and sexual abuse services and training, and engage with partners to work towards an end to domestic abuse, and violence against women and girls. Our name means 'life' in Spanish - a positive assertion of what our work is all about.
VIDA are reliant on fundraising and income generation activities - including small donations via our Localgiving button. Please consider making a donation to support our work: every little really does help!!
WAGI Partnership Update
Vida are lead partner in an exciting new Women & Girls Recovery & Empowerment Partnership securing funding from the Big Lottery Women & Girls Initiative for 4 years 2016-2020. During Year 1 we have been able to sustain and develop our therapeutic services for women and girls affected by abuse and trauma and clarify our referral pathways. You can find information about the services, referral criteria and contact details for the 5 key partners here: WAGI R&E Partnership Services
VIDA Multi-Agency Training Dates
VIDA's programme of specialist training related to domestic and sexual abuse can be found on the Training pages [or download the A4 flyer: VIDA Multi-Agency Training Spring 2017 ]
Look for details of our 2 most popular programmes:
- Why don't they just leave? understanding coercive control
- Doing No Further Harm: working with mental health impacts of domestic & sexual abuse
VIDA must charge for places, but can guarantee a quality training experience - book online or by downloading and returning a booking form. Or contact us about your bespoke training needs, we are increasingly delivering training and consultancy outside of Sheffield.
VIDA's e-learning programme is set in a medical centre, and works as a good introduction to domestic abuse issues for anyone working with the public.
One Billion Rising - 14 February 2017
Alongside delivery of our own services and training, VIDA are proud to be involved in initiatives like the Gender Respect Project and public awareness events that engage the hearts and minds of people in Sheffield and beyond - like helping to coordinate the One Billion Rising global campaign in Sheffield: OBR 2017:
Over 250 people turned out to dance and cheer on our Sheffield event, with excellent coverage on local radio and interviews on Sheffield Live TV: break the chain
Photos and videos of the amazing range of events that unfolded round the world from east to west on 14 February [and continue in the lead up to International Women's Day on 8 March] can be seen on the global website: www.onebillionrising.org
You can still contact or like Sheffield OBR on Facebook www.facebook.com/OneBillionRisingSheffield
Follow on Twitter: @OBR_Sheffield #1BillionRising #RiseInSolidarity