The aim of the health and wellbeing programme is to address issues relating to health, in its broadest sense, physical, social and mental health. To encourage women to take part in programmes to improve self-esteem and personal confidence and encourage them to make healthier lifestyle choices which benefit both the women and their families to live longer and healthier lives.
To this end we offer programmes to encourage healthier minds, physical exercise, healthy cooking on a budget, weight management, smoking cessation, cancer awareness and drug awareness. We also look at issues which directly affect women such as PMT and the Menopause. We have many workshops throughout the year on various health related topics.
We offer a range of classes including relaxation, personal development, and stress management; walking group, chair-based activity, and dancercise; arts and crafts, ceramics, crochet, painting and drawing and sewing at different times throughout the year.
At Shankill Women’s Centre we try to offer an individually tailored programme as all women are different and have had various experiences of life. Therefore we try to support individual participants as best we can with the resources available to us, including a listening ear service, signposting, access to child behaviour clinic, counselling and complimentary therapies.
We work in partnership with other agencies such as Women In Sport and Physical Activity, Forum for Action on Substance Abuse and Forum for Action on Suicide Awareness, New Lodge and Duncairn Healthy Living Centre, New Life Counselling, Lenadoon Counselling, Holy Trinity Centre and Belfast Trust.
The Shankill Womens Centre offers its services to all women from all localities and if you would like more information on how to get involved in the health and wellbeing programme or classes on offer please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org