Enrolment Day for our Autumn 2018 Women’s Health Programme takes place on Thursday 13th September from 9.30am – 4.30pm. To see a full list of dates, times and course titles in the September-December 2018 Programme, just click here.

You will need to enrol in advance in person for most of our regular courses and classes but please get in touch if you need clarification about this. You can call us on 02871360777 or email info@derrywellwoman.org.

About the Autumn ’18 Women’s Health Programme

There are lots of ways to benefit from the programmes we run here at Derry Well Women, because we offer such a range of services. Our programmes, courses and classes cover everything from breastfeeding, baby massage, and post natal to self-care, cancer, menopause and more. Our programmes also include not just classes and training, but counselling, clinics and support groups too.

You can get a flavour of some of our courses and classes here:

But there is lots more on offer too. To see the full programme, please click here.

What’s New in the Autumn Women’s Health Programme?

We have two totally new programmes this Autumn:

‘Virtually There – Growing Up Digital in Northern Ireland’

This is a 3-Strand Programme which aims to address the mental health and well-being challenges that increasingly arise from the pressures of living life online. It offers you a chance to ask experts about the common sources of worry among anxious young people, and most give a single answer: Social Media.

Strand 1:          A School Based Programme For Teenage Girls

This course will focus on:

  • Raising self-awareness and self-esteem among young women in a digital world.
  • How to reduce the stress and anxiety arising from managing life online.
  • Helping young women to move towards a digital citizenship approach that more closely maps their real self to their social media image.

Strand 2:        A programme for parents concerned by the challenges of raising children in an online world.

This course will focus on:

  • The importance of helping young people to lead healthy online lives.
  • Mapping concerns of parents regarding their child’s behaviour and online use.
  • Effective parenting techniques and approaches for managing excessive or worrying use of digital media among young people.

Strand 3: A 6 week programme for young women aged 18-24.

There has been a sharp increase in the number of young people who believe they are addicted to social media. New research supports the view that overuse can lead to increased feelings of anxiety and alienation.

This course will focus on :

  • Building awareness of the negative impacts of social media use such as: low self-esteem, increased anxiety and restlessness, and feelings of loneliness and isolation.
  • It will help young women to identify self-help strategies towards living a more balanced life and will provide opportunities to try out some of these approaches such as: mindfulness and complementary health therapies.


Our second new programme this Autumn is:

Preparing for Retirement

This interactive programme will provide opportunities for you to decide the components of a balanced and happy retirement. You will consider the opportunities and challenges this life change creates. There will be time to identify the resources you have to take with you into this next stage of life and to decide what you want to do in preparation for this new phase of life.’

This class will be a full day session running on a Saturday and is free of charge. To register your interest in attending this programme please contact Patricia Villa on: 0287136077

For further information about our Autumn 2018 programme, please call us on 02871360777 or email info@derrywellwoman.org.