Enrolment day for Derry Well Women courses January to April 2017 is on Tuesday 10th January from 9.30am – 4.30pm.
Derry Well Women is committed to providing a welcoming, relaxed, safe and confidential space for you to meet your health and well-being needs. Our new programmes offer ways for you to have individual support through counselling, listening ear, one-to-one clinics and medical signposting. We also offer support groups for women who are experiencing health issues with cancer and M.S. – these provide excellent support and understanding. They also provide you with the chance to meet other women with similar health and lifestyle issues.
All of our courses and classes are designed in line with what you told us you want, they include confidence and self esteem building classes, assertiveness, life coaching for positive change, developing skills to cope with depression, anxiety and stress and practical supports for women in later life and support for women living with Dementia .
Derry Well Women is committed to working with mothers and children together and we offer a range of programmes suited to supporting the mother/baby relationship; these include baby reflexology, baby massage, breastfeeding support, children’s nutrition, sleep management and Behaviour Management programmes.
Derry Well Women is committed to supporting women who have been directly affected by the Troubles through our Harmony Programme. We now have both knowledge and recognition of the impact of the Troubles on women’s lives. Overall an estimated 53% of people who experienced a conflict related event had a mental health disorder at some point in their life with women more likely to experience post traumatic stress disorder than men and their symptoms can be more complex and enduring. There is now recognition that women react differently to men in relation to trauma.
Over the years Derry Well Women has led the development of programmes for women living with life threatening illnesses. Our support to women living with a cancer diagnosis includes cancer counselling, a fortnightly cancer support group, a 2-day Cancer Programme programme and an 8-week 36-hour behavioural management programme—The Well Programme
Derry Well Women values highly the women who use their services and their health and well-being is our utmost concern. We are committed to delivering the best service possible and to ensure this, we listen to what you tell us, and deliver a service that meets the needs of you and your family,
You may not always need us but we are here when you do.
Susan Gibson on behalf of the Derry Well Women Team