About Our Service
EVA Services (Ending Violence and Abuse) is part of NHS Lanarkshire. We provide free specialist services for women who have experienced gender-based violence (GBV), which includes childhood sexual abuse, domestic abuse, rape and sexual assault, sexual exploitation for commercial purposes (like prostitution and pornography), stalking and harassment, and harmful traditional practices, such as forced marriage, female genital mutilation or honour-based violence.
We work with:
- women who have typically experienced multiple episodes of gender-based violence in their lives
- who need our advocacy service to assist them with current practical issues related to their abuse AND are experiencing a range of psychological difficulties (caused by their GBV experience)
- and that those difficulties are impacting on day to day functioning, e.g. impacting on specific roles and responsibilities like sustaining work or study, childcare or other caring activities
- aged over 16 years (no longer at school)
We are based in Coathill Hospital in Coatbridge, but see women at Health Centres and Clinics in Coatbridge, Motherwell, Cumbernauld, Hamilton, East Kilbride and Carluke.
Getting Our Service
We work with women who are referred to us by their GP, Community Nurse, Midwife, School Nurse or other Health Professional. Do not feel you need to share the extent of your experiences with the referrer.