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What are the benefits of walking?

What are the benefits of walking? We love a good walk at Valley House, whether it’s our weekly staff wellbeing walk, a nature walk with our Nursery children or a long ramble as part of our Domestic Abuse Service coffee mornings! We all seem to … Read more

The Counselling Service

Jacqui is our counselling service coordinator, working with the Community Wellbeing team. She lives in Birmingham and in her spare time enjoys walking and yoga. She has 19 years experience in Social Work, working with children and families. She started training as a counsellor 26 … Read more

New! Sensory Room @ Valley House

  A tranquil, calming, room with soothing sounds, floating clouds and comfortable seating. These are the scenes from the new sensory room in The Nursery at Valley House. Originally a side office; Nursery staff have transformed this once neglected space into a brilliant new sensory … Read more

International Women’s Day 2021

It’s International Women’s day 2021. The theme of this year is Choose to Challenge. Time to call out gender inequalities. But what does that mean? If you witness or are subjected to something misogynistic or sexist or gender biased, challenge it. After all gender bias … Read more

What is FGM?

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is deliberately cutting, damaging or changing the female genitals, without a medical reason. It can cause serious physical and psychological harm and is illegal in the UK. The 6th of February is International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM. Why do … Read more

Health and healing; how diet and exercise can help survivors.

Today, we’d like to introduce Claire* a support worker in our domestic abuse service. Claire has a passion for exercise and nutrition, and she’s sharing knowledge to help empower our service users. Not only that, Claire heads up our ‘Wellbeing Walks’. These are lunchtime walks, … Read more

What is economic abuse?

Economic abuse is a form of domestic abuse. Domestic abuse is described as a pattern of behaviour used to gain or maintain power and control over someone. There are many ways in which perpetrators do this, including economic abuse, which is a form of coercive … Read more

The Big Festive Share

We are excited to launch our #BigFestiveShare today! It’s safe to say that 2020 has truly been a year like no other. We’ve been unable to see family, friends and even colleagues as we follow the evolving guidelines on staying safe. Personal and professional heartbreak … Read more

International Men’s Day

Today is International Men’s Day. We thought we’d share the core themes IMD 2020 based around issues men are facing: ·       Making a positive difference to the wellbeing and lives of men and boys ·       Raising awareness and/or funds for charities supporting men and boys’ … Read more

What is The Hope Revolution?

Recently, Valley House became part of the Hope Revolution. In a nutshell, it’s a new way of giving to charities. Each charity has a ‘shop’ on the Hope Revolution website, supporters simply visit the site, chose what they want to buy for their chosen charity … Read more