Support groups for women
An opportunity to make new friends, learn new skills and generally have a good time.
Our all-female groups are a great way to socialise and be yourself.
- Improve your self-esteem and feel inspired
- Increase your overall sense of wellbeing
- Share experiences, and enjoy activities, crafts and chit chat with peers
We have all-female social support groups that give women a time out from their everyday problems and issues that affect them.
Run on a weekly basis, the relaxed and informal setting of our meetings means that group members enjoy a safe environment where they can 'escape' for a couple of hours to share and learn new creative skills; try out techniques to improve the health and wellbeing; meet up with friends; give structure to their week and 'sound off'.
We currently run three groups:
- Time Out for Women
- Somali Women's Wellbeing Group
Group members continually report that they look forward to coming along to the weekly groups as they are a fun place to lift their spirits. They also say that it makes them feel good to share their skills and have them appreciated and valued by the other members.
Groups are very much 'owned' by the members as they devise their own ground rules, structure of meetings and regularly plan the weekly content of the sessions together.
"During a very stressful time when I didn't know where to turn, who to talk to or where to go next. Time Out for Women enabled me to get some 'me time'. Without this support and other services at Wellspring I really don't know what I would have done."
The group meets on Wednesdays from 1.30pm – 3.30pm, and a free crèche is available (priority is given to those in most need). The group brings women together to chat and to sew.
For more information and to book a place, contact Safiya
The Time Out group meets every Thursday from 10.15 am – 12 .15 pm.
Together, the group plans activities, ranging from arts through to complementary therapies and cooking. It is a very informal group with the main aim being to have fun and relax.