The Sista Circle (healing circle) is the place to be. It is a space to have difficult conversations about race and inclusion in the community but we’ve also designed it to be a safe space to support and improve mental health and well-being and reduce isolation– where women can come together and be themselves with their peers away from the daily challenges present in their lives and participate in opportunities for social bonding whilst participating in activities and events that promote mental well-being, promote positive lifestyle choices and promote social relationships and support easier access to local community services, opportunities in volunteering, mentoring, training, paid employment, and endless other learning opportunities, and also promoting cultural exchanges through gardening, cooking and the arts– all of which make women feel more confident and connected to each other and to the community and has a positive psychological impact on women.
Nature Walking & Therapeutic Gardening
Our horticultural project entails; using gardening to promote positive mental health and wellness and encouraging the community to connect with nature; supporting and promoting sustainable travel where appropriate by encouraging our groups to walk or cycle to the garden together and promoting healthy eating through learning about food, nutrition and growing food.
Exploring Cultures Through Food
We use cooking sessions to promote healthy eating and exchanging cultural knowledge about food, nutrition, cooking. The best part is eating together.
Sewing, Crafting & Therapeutic Art
If you know anyone who may benefit from these activities and using art, cooking or gardening as a therapeutic outlet please join us
All of the group’s activities are informed by the interests of the women attending; and where issues are raised by the women, these issues form the focus of Personal Development, Coaching, Mentoring and Wellbeing Workshops.
* We work in a faith sensitive and culturally sensitive manner in this space and we also tailor our support to meet the individual needs of women outside of the support group. Just ask.