Sunflower is a trauma-informed women’s wellbeing hub, providing opportunities for any woman who has support needs. Using a whole-system-approach, women receive support in addressing and resolving substance abuse, childhood trauma, criminogenic behaviours, domestic violence or poor mental health. We offer a range of therapeutic activities, accredited programmes and practical support in a safe, nurturing, substance-free and valuing space for women to move from their pasts, develop their skills, regain their self-worth and go on to flourish and thrive.
Making Connections: Therapeutic Arts and Crafts
#Survive!: Recovery support
#WarriorWomen!: Building resilience and strength
#PowerParenting!: Caring and respecting yourself to build a healthy relationship with your child
#Nourish!: Nutrition and respecting your body through healthy food
Mental Health and Wellbeing
Stress and Stress Management Techniques
Body Image and the Media
Freedom Programme, Harbour
Maths and English, YMCA
Assistance with finances and debt support, Money Advice South West
Employment support, PLUSS
Assistance with rehousing and accommodation
Parenting and access to childcare
Connecting with the community
Arts and crafts
Sunflower aspires to be a stepping stone to independence and full-living. It offers women a space to breath, belong and gain skills, confidence and self-care to move on in their lives.
The Sunflower Recovery project was originally funded by a grant from the Big Lottery Fund. After being coordinated from a local Baptist church, the project moved into its own premises in January 2018 on Mutley Plain. Since then, the Sunflower Women’s centre has broadened its remit to offer support and services to all women in the city.
“After finishing rehab at Trevi I knew that I never wanted to take my baby back to where we came from. Without Sunflower, I would not have had the courage to relocate – the support from Sunflower made this possible.”
“I have found Sunflower a great positive force that has helped me though some hard times.”
“Sunflower brings women in together; it’s a safe, supportive environment with warm and welcoming staff who have helped support me in relocating to get away from my ex.”
To find out more about registering with Sunflower or helping to support, contact Laura Fraser-Crewes (Strategic Lead) on or call 01752 977614.