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It's not the injustice that drives us, it's her hope for a better life.

 

Helping women and girls make paths to freedom and a better life

Women’s Health Matters champions freedom for disadvantaged women and girls so they may have a fair chance at a better life.

We work intensively with around 750 women each year in and around Leeds. These women are most at risk, including those experiencing domestic violence, sexual and emotional abuse, those with children in care or at risk of being removed, young mums, women seeking asylum, women with learning difficulties, and women with complex needs or mental health and wellbeing needs. We take a woman-centred holistic approach, creating a safe, nurturing environment to help women recover their confidence, explore their own needs and regain control over their lives.

We specialise in group work, peer support, and providing one-to-one support. Our broad health remit enables women experiencing violence and abuse to raise these issues in safety and to receive support without stigma or partner suspicion.

Over 94% of women we work with intensively have improved wellbeing, better physical health and feel more empowered to make their own choices. 88% of those experiencing abuse change or end their relationship. 93% of those we help say we provided support unavailable elsewhere.

 

"Thanks to Women’s Health Matters I feel a lot better. I’ve left the person who mistreated me and realised I don’t need to be with anyone to be happy. I’m a lot more confident. I’ve got my fire back about me!"

 
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Paths to freedom


We work with women and girls struggling to make their way out of abuse, exploitation and trauma - building the services she needs delivered in an environment that is non-stigmatising, non-shaming, collaborative and empowering.

Our goal is to help make her way to freedom by supporting her journey:

Journey

From Isolation to Belonging

From Belonging to Renewal

From Renewal to Freedom

Our Plan

Stabilise and Connect

Support and Restore

Equip and Grow

Our outreach work allows us to broaden our reach to a wide range of women who have often found it difficult to work with statutory services. Through group work, peer support and intensive 1:1 support, we create a safe environment where women can build trusting relationships and begin to recover their health and regain control of their lives.

We provide support within the following areas: Domestic Violence and Abuse, parenting, women with children living in someone else’s care, women seeking asylum, women with learning difficulties, and women with complex needs or mental health and well being needs.

 

"You have been an awesome inspiration in my life, thank you for your kindness, advice and support."

 

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