Women’s Health Matters reduces health inequalities experienced by women from communities across Leeds.

We work with women who have unequal access to health and support services due to poverty, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or traumatic personal experience.

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. To see more about what we do click here.

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The Women of WHM

Many of us have found recent events difficult to manage and have had to adapt to a new way of living. Here at Women’s Health Matters we have been focused on what we can do to take care of ourselves during these difficult times and have ask the wonderful women from some of our groups …

Over To You…

In our last blog we asked you what you had been up to and what had kept you going through lock-down – you got in touch and gosh, haven’t you been busy!! From crocheting to cake baking, poem writing, mindful colouring and nail design, you guys have been doing it all!!

What have we been up to? Life at Women’s Health Matters during lockdown

Just over 9 weeks ago, we were all advised by the government to #stayhome #staysafe.  Our sense of normality, routine and structure all disappeared and we were all thrown into a bit of the unknown. We have all had moments where we have all felt a bit lost, not sure what to do with ourselves, …

Reflections on The Key

We set up The Key in 2013 for two main reasons – firstly women in our domestic violence groups told us they wished that someone had talked to them about relationships or offered them support when they were much younger – often their first abusive relationships had started in their early teens.  Secondly, because our group work in schools showed that girls and young women not only wanted to learn about healthy relationships and staying safe, but lots of them NEEDED it, whether because they were in an abusive relationship, or they witnessed or experienced abuse at home.