Project Spotlight: Breathe Free
Women's Health Matters Blog
by molly9236
4d ago
Empowering Victim-Survivors of Domestic Abuse Through the Breathe Free Project In April and May, Women's Health Matters proudly welcomed three new cohorts of women and three new paid co-facilitators to our Breathe Free programme, recently refunded for three years by The National Lottery Community Fund. This 20-week course, designed with a trauma-informed approach, aims to support women who have experienced domestic violence and abuse (DVA) and help them rebuild their lives. The new Breathe Free builds on the valuable learning gained over the previous three years and is split into three 'bloc ..read more
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Are the team ready?
Women's Health Matters Blog
by aneira5
3M ago
As Friday morning draws nearer and the start of the walk looms, we caught up with some of the team taking part to see how they are feeling about the weekend ahead. Walking the equivalent of a marathon a day for the next three days, the team shared their thoughts, feelings, excitement, and apprehensions with us. See what they had to say below (you might be surprised to hear how prepared they are!) How are you all feeling about the walk ahead? Bridget (Office and Finance manager): “I’m so excited! I love a challenge! I saw a sign for the Leeds Country Trail when I was out the other day and I go ..read more
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WE DID IT!
Women's Health Matters Blog
by aneira5
3M ago
At 2:30pm on September 11th, the team made it back to Oulton Hall, having completed their 100km in just two and a half days. Having had a couple of days to rest and recover we caught up with the team to discuss the experience, the lows, the highs and everything in between, Take a look at what they had to say. ...and if you're wondering...the answer to the teams questions - collectively they walked 286 miles (plus a few extra for the odd wrong turn here and there ..read more
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How does our support help?
Women's Health Matters Blog
by aneira5
3M ago
Have you ever wondered how the support we offer women impacts on their lives? We spoke to Annie* (not her real name), and asked her what life was life before she accessed support through WHM, and how the support she had been offered had impacted on her. Listen to what she had to say in the video below, and if you would like to help more women like Annie, please make a small donation to our fundraising campaign. https://donate.thebiggive.org.uk/campaign/a056900002ND6bDAAT ..read more
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Breakfast With Hala
Women's Health Matters Blog
by aneira5
3M ago
In partnership with LASSN, the very talented Hala shows us how to prepare a Palestinian Breakfast of houmous and za'atar, served with tea. #RefugeeWeek2021 ..read more
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Empowering Women, Building Community: Women's Health Matters' Commitment to Wellbeing and Collaboration
Women's Health Matters Blog
by molly9236
3M ago
Welcome to Women's Health Matters, where we empower women and girls to lead safe and healthy lives. Our mission is clear: we provide a holistic, trauma-informed service tailored for those often overlooked or marginalised. This includes, but is not limited to, those affected by domestic abuse, those whose children live elsewhere, those accessing maternity services, women seeking asylum, women with disabilities, and women and their children experiencing trauma. We take a woman-centred holistic approach, creating a safe, nurturing environment to help women and girls recover their confidence, expl ..read more
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Have you heard? We'll be walking 100km!
Women's Health Matters Blog
by aneira5
3M ago
To raise awareness of the disadvantages and well-being struggles the women we support face, some of the Women’s Health Matters staff team will be walking a total of 100km in just three days! That's over 60 miles - the equivalent of walking from Leeds to Nottingham! We purposefully chose this challenge as we wanted it to be a test for us, it couldn’t be something easy as we know that the women we support often face real struggles throughout their lives and to access much-needed support. This walk is intended to reflect how hard this can be, and the fact that life is often full of twists and tu ..read more
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We're Celebrating: Women's Health Matters Receive TWO Leeds Compassionate City Awards!
Women's Health Matters Blog
by molly9236
3M ago
Rainbow Hearts is a weekly group for women seeking asylum in Leeds supported by Leeds City Council. At Rainbow Hearts, women of all ages unite to exchange emotional support with others who share similar experiences. We provide health and social support sessions covering topics like self-care, wellbeing, and nutrition. Additionally, creative activities such as therapeutic art, singing, and movement sessions are offered. Hosted by People in Action and facilitated by Women's Health Matters, Feel Good is our weekly support group focusing on healthy relationships for women with learning disabilitie ..read more
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Breathe Free June 2021
Women's Health Matters Blog
by Taylor Harrison
3M ago
Hello I’m Taylor Harrison, the newest member of the Women’s Health Matter’s team and the project lead for the Breathe Free project. I started in April and have been busy along with my 3 colleagues setting up the project. We have been running face to face groups for the past 4 weeks, and will continue to have weekly groups until the school summer holidays start (all groups run term time only) . Breathe Free runs two different groups, firstly a Stabilisation Group runs for eight weeks and focuses on supporting women to develop a toolkit to feel safe, to have experience of groups, and to build c ..read more
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Our 100km Route
Women's Health Matters Blog
by aneira5
3M ago
When we set ourselves the challenge of walking 100km in just three days, we knew we needed to be thoroughly prepared. Some of our team walk long distances regularly, and others don't. We're very much a mixed ability group, and this had to be taken into consideration when planning our route. We spent a long time considering our options before we settled on The Leeds Country Way. At 62 miles long (almost 100km) it's the perfect route for our challenge. With some minor adjustments we knew we could extend the walk to just over 100km, and, just like magic, there is our 100km walk. The route also en ..read more
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