A week before the Corona virus starting keeping us all apart, we brought almost a hundred women and girls together! Each year we have a big celebration of our work, the women and girls who attend all of our projects come along, we invite funders and other professionals that we work alongside from across the city. It’s always an emotional, inspirational and fun event, and this year was no different.
Our Feel Good Course for women with learning disabilities is back in full swing. The course focuses on healthy bodies and healthy relationships, which actually covers a huge amount of topics. Women are able to go at their own pace and repeat sections of the course as necessary before moving on to a follow-on group where they can continue to build their friendships and look in more detail at subjects covered on the course.
We always get such lovely women on the course, so, inevitably, women make new friends. We often have a bit of a giggle, but still get to talk about some really important stuff.
What women have said about the course:
“I really like coz everyone was nice”
“It’s helped me be more safe”.
“I made new friends. Don’t want it to end.”
““I really enjoyed the course had fun and laugh. I really enjoyed it”
“I can help other women feel safer”
“I loved this course, I really enjoyed it”
We also deliver sessions to parents, carers and anyone supporting women with learning disabilities to help people feel more confident to engage in conversations about sex and relationships in an appropriate way. We know that people often feel embarrassed to talk about these things and so the subject often just gets swept under the carpet. This sometimes means that women with learning disabilities get most of their information about relationships from what they see in the media. This can be misleading and leave women more vulnerable.
The Feel Good Course runs on Tuesdays 2pm to 4pm at the Old Fire Station in Gipton. Contact Danielle Martin on 0113 244 3729 or email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Two more women completed the Feel Good course this week! The project, which is run in partnership with People In Action, is for women with learning disabilities and looks at healthy bodies and healthy relationships.
The 6-week course starts regularly throughout the year so please get in touch if you know anyone who would like to come along or if you would like more information.