The Engage Women’s service provides a range of support for women have been in custody or had contact with the criminal justice system. The service supports women to address barriers to growth and development while reconnecting with their own lives and aspirations.
- One to One Therapeutic Support.
- Creative Writing
- Group Work
- Acu-Well Being
- WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Planning)
- Confidence and Well-being group
- Woman’s Wellness Day
Quotes from service users:
“I arrived with a dependency on alcohol, as a coping mechanism to lessen the pain of my younger brother’s death in 2016. I cannot begin to express how much the weekly sessions of acupuncture, together with the safe space created to share my highs and lows, have really helped me”.
“I felt safe to talk about my life, took me a few times to trust the worker, other mental health workers didn’t listen in the same way, didn’t make me feel like my life was wrong and I was broken. Helped me see that I was worth something, my childhood hadn’t been great, and I’ve made some bad decisions but was made to feel I was still a good person”
Engage Women Wellness Retreat 2021