Herts Sunflower J9

J9 Initiative

J9 is an initiative being run through Herts Sunflower to establish a network of “Community Champions”. This is a community initiative to create safe spaces within local businesses for people who are experiencing domestic abuse. A J9 sunflower logo on a window will indicate that the business/service is a safe place to receive information on the support available to them, to take the time to go through and process this information and use the telephone. To find out more visit: Herts Sunflower


Domestic awareness training to support your community

Herts Sunflower is pleased to announce a number of forthcoming J9 Champion training opportunities throughout May and June 2021. Training will be for those who would like to become a J9 Champion or indeed who already are, but would like a refresher.

Two types of champion are catered for in the training sessions:

Community Championscan be anyone amongst local business and services who comes into contact with the public regardless of their job role. This is our ‘help on the high street’ approach.

Lead Champions: support the community champions and wider colleagues within their organisation and across the champions’
network, by giving enhanced practical help and support when needed. Training for Lead Champions will consist of the initial community training and then further ‘lead training’ in a workplace based approach

j9-flyer-1.pdf (pdf)

To register your interest: Complete the form below and email

j9-training-register-interest.doc (doc)

To book onto training - click on the links below:

Please note that these opportunities are being made available on a ‘first-come-first-serve’ basis so, please do not hesitate to book your place to avoid disappointment. All training is currently delivered virtually via Microsoft Teams

Community Champions 


New Dates to be Confirmed


Lead (Agency) Champions 

(please also complete a Community Champion course)

New Dates To Be Announced

Further information

herts-sunflower-champions-pack-2020-final-draft.doc (doc)

Local business that have signed up to participate in the J9 Sunflower initiative as a safe place.

Blythwood vets

Waterlane House, Sandy Lane, Northwood HA6 3HA

Monday to Friday 8.30 -12.00 noon and 3.00pm – 7.00pm

Saturday 2pm-4pm


Operating virtually

Mill End Community Trust

The Mill, Methodist Church, Berry Lane, Rickmansworth, WD3 7HJ

Step Up

39 Oxhey Drive, South Oxhey, Watford, WD19 7SD

Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

Three Rivers District Council

Three Rivers House, Northway, Rickmansworth WD3 1RL

Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5.30pm

Watford Rural Parish Council

Parish Council Office, Oxhey Drive, South Oxhey, Watford WD19 7SB


This information is regularly updated and additional venues added.