Herts Sunflower - a service supporting people who have been abused or know someone who has been abused, get help and advice.


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. The J9 sunflower logo above displayed 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 Abuse awareness training to support your community

Herts Sunflower provides a number of J9 Champion training opportunities throughout the year. 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 or book training: Complete the form below and email

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


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.