Derry Well Women is holding a Coffee Morning in the Coffee House on the Quays in Derry on Saturday morning 28th January. The event is a fundraiser and will run from 10 in the morning until 12.30pm – so please drop in and join us to support our work.

The proceeds of the fundraiser will go to support the ongoing provision or Derry Well Women’s cancer support services and our mental health and well being programmes.  We are an award-winning centre of excellence, respected by health professionals and used by over 2,000 women each year – but now we need your help to support our programmes.

DWW cancer support services

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 complementary therapy programme and an 8-week Well Programme.

This four-strand approach – involving support, therapeutic and educational elements which all complement each other –  has been developed in consultation with users. This approach is what works for our clients, and we need your help to maintain the cancer support services. Find out more here about our cancer services.

DWW mental health and well being services

Our mental health and well being is the emotional and spiritual resilience which enables us to enjoy life and to survive pain, loss and disappointment.  It is a positive sense of wellbeing and an underlying belief in our own dignity and worth and the dignity and worth of others. At Derry Well Women, our mental health provision works to build resilience at three levels:

  • Firstly, by supporting healthy structures to be developed at community and political levels through building healthier communities promoting the interrelatedness of child/family/women’s health strategies, bringing communities and women together with service providers to effect positive change, such as our Social Inclusion programmes .
  • Secondly by building social supports and creating strong social networks for excluded groups and isolated groups, such as The Young at Heart Group for women over 60, the LGBT group, the Fibromyalgia Support Group, and our cycling project.
  • Thirdly by increasing emotional resilience and resourcing our inner world through positive interventions and services such as Thought Field Therapy, Mindfulness, CBT, Living Life to The Full; Confidence Building; Self Esteem and of course counselling.

Find out more here about our mental health and well being programmes.

Please tell your friends and family about our fundraiser and drop in to show your support.