Communities are often the first to know about violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence however the way we respond isn’t always helpful. The Ask Me scheme wants to change that.
We want to help end abuse by supporting communities to give a better response to survivors but also to be proactive in finding ways to challenge unhelpful myths, attitudes and stereotypes that enable and normalise abuse.
We do this by providing free training and ongoing support that helps community members to start conversations about abuse, know where help is available, share their knowledge with others and to know how to give a supportive, helpful response to anyone who shares their experience of abuse.
After the course, community members are free to spend as much or as little time on activism around this, all we ask is that they fill in a short questionnaire once a month to let us know what they’ve been up to. To register for a course you need to be 18 or over and live, study, work or volunteer in a funded area (see “Who is eligible?” below). Please note, we cannot accept applications from outside Wales.
Our next course will be an online course running over 7 sessions. Please only register if you are available for all of the session dates below. Please note that these are dates for people who live, work or volunteer in Swansea or Neath PT:
Session 1 – Thursday 7th October (5:30pm to 7:00pm)
Session 2 – Thursday 14th October (5:30pm to 7:00pm)
Session 3 – Thursday 21st October (5:30pm to 7:00pm)
Session 4 – Thursday 28th October (5:30pm to 7:00pm)
Session 5 – Thursday 4th November (5:30pm to 7:00pm)
Session 6 – Thursday 11th November (5:30pm to 7:00pm)
Session 7 – Thursday 18th November (5:30pm to 7:00pm)
Please see the Ask Me Privacy Notice for information on what data we collect when you register for the Ask Me scheme.
For more information about our online or face to face courses, please follow the links below.
Both the online and face to face Ask Me training is available to anyone aged 18 or over, of any sex or gender, who lives, works, studies or volunteers in Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan, Swansea, Neath and Port Talbot, Bridgend, RCT and Merthyr Tydfil.
This also applies to our online courses because of our current funding. However, once we have processed any applications from funded areas, we are happy to offer any remaining spaces to those from other parts of Wales. If this applies, we will keep your details on a reserve list and contact you a fortnight before the course to let you know if we are able to offer a space or not.
Please note, we are unable to accept applications from outside Wales.
To help attendees to be effective in their communities, we provide ongoing support to those who complete the course through meet ups (currently virtual), optional facebook groups, newsletters with useful information, support from the co-ordinator and peer support. We’re also open to suggestions from Ask Me participants about other ways we can support community members in their activism.
Follow the link above to complete an Expression of Interest form and Equal Opportunities form for the relevant course you would like to register for.