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Women Side By Side Project

Mind Agenda

Lancashire Women is part of Women Side by Side, a programme that aims to improve the mental health of women facing disadvantage in the North West (including Lancashire, Manchester, Merseyside, Cumbria & Cheshire) through access to peer support. The project is supported by Mind and Agenda, the alliance for women and girls at risk.

The programme is delivered and led predominantly by women’s organisations to ensure all care is gender and trauma-informed, uses the specialist expertise of women experiencing multiple disadvantage, and women who have links to local community groups.

Coming together and getting support from other women who’ve had similar experiences with their mental health can make a big difference to women’s lives. We call this peer support.

Peer support can happen on a one to one basis, as part of a group or even online. A community activity, sport or self-help group – or even a regular coffee morning – can be a real lifeline for some women.