Supporting women & girls in Leeds to take control of their lives and reach their full potential.
Women's Health Matters is a charity run by women, for women. We want the women and girls of Leeds to feel safe, happier,empowered and able to make healthy choices for themselves, their families and their communities. We work with women who have unequal access to health or support services due to their ethnicity, disability, sexuality, income or traumatic life experiences. We recognise the unique potential in all women and work with them to identify and overcome the barriers they feel are preventing them from reaching their full potential. Women's voices are at the centre or all of our work and development. We believe that women are the experts in their own lives and goals.Why the community needs us
We offer group work, peer support, schools work and one-to-one support across the city, where women can talk about things that matter to them. We have services for girls & women in lots of situations including those experiencing or at risk of experiencing domestic violence & abuse or unhealthy relationships, young mums, women seeking asylum & women whose children are no longer in their care. We work with women to gain an understanding of how their experiences have affected them & their families.Our impact on the community
"The project has helped me loads, I left my abusive partner, it gave me the confidence to get myself and my children safe." "Group saved my life." "This is brilliant, it's the first time I've really been listened to, thank you." "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!" "Meeting other amazing women feels inspiring."
We need volunteers who have marketing and social media skills to spend some time with us improving our networking and promotion. We would also appreciate time with anyone who can support us with fundraising, so confident on the phone and sending out letters requesting donations.