Weekly Programme

Drop-In

WHISC is open daily for general enquiries. Please feel to drop-in Monday to Thursday, 10am-4pm.

As the time given by our wonderful class leaders is done so voluntarily, we are able to provide many FREE classes.

Call us on the day that you plan to visit to check that the class is running and that the time is unchanged on 0151 707 1826.

Christmas Opening Times

WHISC’s Drop-in closes on Thursday 20th December and reopens on Monday 7th January

The Counselling service closes 14th December until the 7th January.

The last Saturday club before Christmas will be on the 15th December and will return on Saturday 12th January, 2019

We do ask that you please make a donation, whenever possible please.

Help during the holidays

Christmas can be “the most wonderful time of the year”, but it can also cause stress, worry and anxiety. Here are some tips to ease stress around this busy time:

  • Share out jobs so you are not left feeling tired out.
  • Do the jobs that are the most important first, leave the others till last.
  • Take some time to have a break and relax. Just 30 minutes will help!

Need some extra support?

Health and Wellbeing:

Samaritans- Suicide Helpline: 0151 708 8888 (24hrs)

SANE- Mental Health Helpline: 0300 304 7000

MIND- Mental Health Support: 0151 529 3247

Addaction- Drug and Alcohol Misuse Service: 0151 702 0655

 

Debt and Benefits Advice:

Merseyside Welfare Rights- Debt and Housing Advice: 0151 709 0504

RAISE- Debt Advice: 0151 482 2475

Citizens Advice (CAB)- 0344 848 7700

Domestic and Sexual Violence Support:

RASA – Sexual violence support:  0151 558 1801

LDAS – Domestic Violence Service: 0151 263 7474

Asylum Support Services:

Red Cross – Refugee support: 0151 702 5067

MRANG – Support / advice for refugee women: 0151 728 2323

Homeless Prevention:

The Whitechapel Centre – Homeless prevention (central): 0151 207 7617

Creative Support  Homeless Prevention (north): 0151 260 9550

Riverside – Homeless Prevention (south): 0345 111 0000

Food Banks:

St Vincent’s Church, St James’ Street, L1 5JP- Tuesday 12.30pm to 2.30pm

St Brides Church, Percy Street, L8 7LT- Thursday 12.30pm to 2.30pm


Monday

Women’s Reading Group: No preparation needed, reading materials provided on the day 3-4.15pm

Yoga for Wellbeing: Weekly, 4.30-5.30pm FREE  (No Class today 10th January – Last class for Christmas 17th Start back 13th January)

Late opening* 5-6 pm for appointments only


Tuesday

Women’s Health in Hard Times 6-week-course 10-12 pm

Make & Take Tuesday – crafting workshop 12.15-1.30 pm  Class Leaders: Mai & Denise.  Donation please towards materials

BELLY DANCING 1.30-2.30

Qi Gong for Beginners (A continuing course) Finished until after Christmas and resumes Tuesday 8th January FREE 6-week course 3.00-4.00pm

On this 6-week course you will learn about the Oriental Energy System and how you can use it to enhance your own personal energy.

Eating Disorder Support Group:  4.30-5.30 pm, just come along and join us.

Late opening* 5-6 pm for appointments only


Wednesday

WHISC for North Liverpool Women – WHISC will be providing a Listening Ear Service at Vauxhall Medical Centre in North Liverpool until 12th December, 2018.

Do It Course – 10 week course, started 17th October 9.30-12.30 Improve your employment skills: Set goals, increase self esteem, reduce stress, CV writing & interview preparation.

 Strength and Support: Weekly, 2.00-4.00pm. Support Group for anyone with depression or anxiety. FREE  

Mental Health Appointments: Weekly, 11am onwards. Face-to-face appointments. Open for anyone who would like information about what support is available from WHISC and other local agencies. FREE  

Domestic Abuse Support Group: Weekly, 4.15-5.15pm Referral from agencies only


Thursday

Mental Health Appointments: Weekly, 11am onwards. Face-to-face appointments. Open for anyone who would like information about what support is available from WHISC and other local agencies.

Knitten’ Kittens Club: Weekly 1030 – 12.30 Knitting, crocheting, embroidery and quilting get together.

Pilates:  Weekly, 1-2 pm FREE  NO CLASS 20th December (Back on in the New Year)

Tai Chi Back on Thursday 7th February: Weekly 5.00 -6.00 pm FREE. 

Late opening* 5-6 pm for appointments only


Friday

COMING SOON English Class (ESOL): 10.00am-12.00pm A class designed to help women learn or improve their English

The WHY Group: Weekly, 12-2pm. Self-support group for women. FREE

Ukulele Group: NEW 2.30 pm – 4:00 pm Beginners welcome!

Postnatal & Perinatal Depression: NEW Support Group: Weekly, 10-11.45am. FREE


Saturday

Saturday Club: A group supporting the integration of all women, 11.00-2.00pm FREE  


Daily

‘WINDOWS’ With WHISC: Available to women needing help with using computers or the internet. We cover things such as how to turn a computer on and off, use search engines and basic software… to how to Skype friends and relatives across the world, online shopping, and staying safe online. All sessions are FREE but need to be booked in advance.


Events

WHISC attend many events across Merseyside, contact us to find out more.


If you are interested in attending any classes or support groups, please contact the office on 0151 707 1826.

Other workshops and classes run throughout the year. All activities take place at our premises on Bold Street. For more information about these please email us at women@whisc.org.uk

*Please contact us for up-to-date details of our late openings and the services provided.