WHAT WE DO

Our Vision

To ensure that every women, child and their family, in our community, has the support, tools and opportunities they need to live safely, gain financial stability and lead enriched lives

Our Mission

To work in partnership with the community of Stanley to provide a service that empowers and supports women, children and their families to move beyond the constraints of mental health, poverty, domestic violence and worklessness.

What We Do

Provide a safe space for our community to grow through:
> Health and wellbeing support
> Personal development
> Support into employment
> Training
> Upskilling
> Creative therapy
> Counselling
> Raising aspirations

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Visit our Tea Room for delicious cake, homemade hearty lunches and friendly faces

Visit our gift shop for handmade gifts and homeware

OUR SERVICES

CRAFTING
TO
WELLNESS

Crafting to wellness supports women in our community through craft therapy to ease symptoms of depression and anxiety, relieve stress, help lift mood, help concentration, relax the mind, build strong social connections and to learn a new skill. Crafting to wellness helps women with serious mental illness, trauma, high anxieties and those socially isolated. This project supports women to build confidence and self-esteem and provides an opportunity to meet new friends, build positive social connections and to talk about their problems in a safe space. During the sessions we will explore ways of coping using a combination of relaxation techniques, life skills and therapy.

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COUNSELLING

Just For Women counselling services supports women, men and young girls with problems such as

  • Serious mental illness
  • Victims of historic abuse
  • Domestic abuse
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Self harming
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Addictions
  • Grief
  • Eating disorders
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LEARNING
AND
TRAINING

Just for women is dedicated to providing access to training and learning opportunities to ensure everyone in our community can lead enriched lives. We support individuals to overcome adversaries before providing a range of learning opportunities available in a safe space accessible to all. Learning opportunities include maths and English, mental health first aid and industrial sewing machine classes.

"When i came to the centre i had anxiety and depression. I knew nobody but i was made to feel welcome. I have been coming for a few years now and have learnt so much. I have done different crafts and have done lots of courses gaining qualifications. I love coming here. It's been a life saver for me. I've made good friends and I am a lot more confident. Coming here is the best thing i have done" ~ Karen

MENTAL
HEALTH
SUPPORT

Just For Women bespoke programmes of support are tailored to meet the needs of individuals. Combining our services in a tailor made plan of support to ensure you get the support you need when you need it. Just For Women support women, men and young girls to overcome domestic, sexual, mental and / or physical abuse, addictions, serious mental illness and trauma then support you to lead an enriched life through ongoing support groups, peer to peer support, training and employment opportunities.

"I've been married to a man for 20 years who mentally and physically abused me on a daily basis. I know i had to get help when my mental health was taking a turn for the worse and it was affecting my job as a nurse. People were starting to ask questions. I got in contact with Just For Women who gave me so much support and help including counselling. They helped me with Karbon Homes to find a new SAFE home. This place has been a god send for me, I no longer think about suicide which i have attempted twice. I'm happy to say I have my safe new home and it's thanks to the ladies at the centre. They are Stanley's Angels."

YOUNG
GIRLS
PROJECT

The young girls project has ran since 2016 supporting the most vulnerable girls in our community to transform their lives., move past trauma and lead enriched lives. Our bespoke programme of support covers a wide range of issues young girls face in their lives and this project gives them the knowledge, skills and experience to overcome adversaries. This project has transformed young lives broken from domestic, sexual, mental and/or physical abuse, addictions, bullying, serious mental illness and trauma putting young lives back together. The project and centre provides a safe space for the girls for the rest of their lives.

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DOMESTIC
ABUSE
SUPPORT

Just For Women service supports survivors of abuse through bespoke programmes. Types of abuse:

  • Coercive control
  • Historic abuse
  • Domestic abuse
  • Sexual violence
  • Financial abuse including romance scams
  • Physical abuse
  • Emotional abuse
  • Neglect
  • Elder abuse
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MENS
PROJECT

Just For Women mens cree has been running since 2014 working with men struggling with mental health, PTSD, long-term unemployment and those who have lost their way. Over the years the men have upcycled furniture, painting and decorating. With the introductions of our serenity garden, we now have a purpose-built men’s shed where the men meet to help maintain the garden.

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WORKING
WITH
FEMALE
OFFENDERS

Just For Women work with women offender, allowing them to work their community payback house in a safe non-judgemental and all women working environment. We have group discussions and 1:1 sessions to assess the women’s needs and help them with a holistic approach to their own personal development. Women are able to access a range of services addressing issues such as unemployment, domestic violence, child abuse, substance abuse, and mental health.

GET IN TOUCH

ADDRESS
Just For Women Centre
St Josephs House
Thornleyholme Terrace
Stanley
DH9 0BL

EMAIL ADDRESS
Justforwomencentre@yahoo.co.uk
PHONE NUMBER
01207 281145

GET IN TOUCH

ADDRESS
Just For Women Centre
St Josephs House
Thornleyholme Terrace
Stanley
DH9 0BL

EMAIL ADDRESS
Justforwomencentre@yahoo.co.uk
PHONE NUMBER
01207 281145

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