The women’s support group ‘Sisters of Support’ is holding its first meeting on Tuesday 29th June at the Neville Community Centre 7.00 till 9.00pm. This group is all about personal empowerment and providing a relaxed and welcoming environment where women of all ages can share their thoughts and feelings on all aspects of mental health, free from the fear of being judged in any way.
This group has the support of town councillors from all three parties and at county level and is already creating considerable interest in the community, and, with the right kind of support and encouragement, this support group could quickly become established as an important and valuable community based resource. Mental health is no respecter of age or gender and so many people suffer in silence because of the very nature of the illness, but it doesn’t have to be that way when you have people like Carrie Howarth and Amy Turner who have used their own life experience as motivation to listen and then make the idea a reality.
This group listens, understands and provides you with the opportunity to be heard in relation to your own health and wellbeing but also in the future development of the support group itself. Mental health issues can rob us of so much but all it takes is a single solitary voice to find the courage to speak out and be heard and, in the inspirational words of Margaret Mead, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has”.
Further information is available on the Sisters of Support Facebook page, or by contacting: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cllr Phillip Hawkins