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Own My Life


Grampian Women’s Aid are delighted to offer this online course for women living in Aberdeen or Aberdeenshire.



An innovative, creative & educational 12-week course supporting women who have been subjected to domestic abuse by a partner to regain ownership of their lives – our mind, body, choices, relationships, world and feelings.

Content includes short videos, structured discussions and group and individual activities.

Using multimedia content, the sessions explain complex concepts about trauma and abuse in easy to understand video clips.  Along with videos evidencing how popular culture reinforces, or perpetuates, sexism, rape culture, violence, misogyny, disrespect in relationships and abusive behaviour.

Each course attendee receives an individual learning journal which provides women with space for reflection and includes all the information provided throughout the course.  In addition, the journal can be used as a useful ongoing resource after the course has finished.

Course sessions run on the same day and at the same time each week and each session is 2 hours duration. 

To book our training sessions, fill in the OWN MY LIFE form, HERE

You can find out more about the course HERE

Watch a film about Own My Life HERE



2024 courses start on:

  1. 9th January, online group, every Tuesday evening, 17:45-20:30 via zoom
  2. 26th January, in-person group, every Friday, 10:15-12:45 @ The Gatehouse
  3. 17th April, online group, Aberdeen, every Wednesday, 10:15-12:45 via zoom
  4. 19th April, in-person group, every Friday, 10:15-12:45 @ The Gatehouse
  5. 25th August, in-person group, Aberdeen, every Sunday, 10:15-12:45 @ The Gatehouse
  6. 13th September, online group, every Friday evening, 17:45-20:15 via zoom
  7. 29th October, online group, every Tuesday, 10:15-12:45 via zoom


To book our training sessions, fill in the OWN MY LIFE form, HERE and email your form at  info@grampian-womens-aid.com


If you are interested in joining, or would like to talk some more about the course before deciding, email us at info@grampian-womens-aid.com or call us on 01224 593381.  Leave your contact details and the Group Facilitator will get in touch.

OWN MY LIFE Taster Sessions for Agency Professionals

We are offering agency professionals the opportunity to attend an online Own My Life taster session. These half-day online training sessions introduce Own My Life course content with the purpose of enabling professionals to more confidently and effectively refer women onto the course.   

2023 taster sessions are available to book on our Training Page HERE

For more information, and to talk with the Group Facilitator, email us on info@grampian-womens-aid.com