Women’s Health Information & Support Centre https://whisc.org.uk The Women’s Health Information & Support Centre (WHISC) is a charity dedicated to improving the health and well-being of women and their families. Mon, 13 Jan 2020 10:24:24 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://whisc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/cropped-logo-32x32.png Women’s Health Information & Support Centre https://whisc.org.uk 32 32 Help during the holidays https://whisc.org.uk/help-during-the-holidays/ https://whisc.org.uk/help-during-the-holidays/#respond Thu, 12 Dec 2019 19:20:50 +0000 https://whisc.org.uk/?p=2887

Christmas can be “the most wonderful time of the year”, but it can also cause stress & worry. 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 – For someone to talk to 24/7  – Freephone 116 123 (24hrs)
  • SANE – Mental Health Helpline: 0300 304 7000
  • MIND – Mental Health Support: 0151 529 3247
  • Addaction – Drug and Alcohol Misuse Service: 0151 702 0655
  • The Brink – Family Support Group Thursdays 12-2pm 0151 703 0582
  • Free HIV Testing – 0151 295 8650
  • Sexual Health Abacus Central, The Beat, 6 David Lewis St, L1 4AP 0151 247 6500
  • Adult Social Services – 

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 CrossRefugee support: 0151 702 5067
  • Refuge Women Connect Support / advice for refugee women: 0151 728 2323

HOMELESS PREVENTION:

  • The Whitechapel CentreHomeless prevention (central): 0151 207 7617
  • Creative Support – Homeless Prevention (north): 0151 260 9550
  • Riverside – Homeless Prevention (south): 0345 111 0000
  • Crisis – Homeless or at risk of homelessness

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 
  • If you’re experiencing a personal crisis, are unable to cope and need support, text Shout to 85258.

We can help with urgent issues such as:

  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Abuse or assault
  • Self-harm
  • Bullying
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Workshops and Training courses https://whisc.org.uk/2019-workshops-and-training-courses/ https://whisc.org.uk/2019-workshops-and-training-courses/#respond Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:29:00 +0000 https://whisc.org.uk/?p=2588 With over 30 years of training and community outreach experience, we offer a wide range of health awareness workshops and courses. These are provided at our centre and via outreach sessions in communities throughout Merseyside.

  • Monday 13th May 10.00 – 12.30  Trainer: Maggi Williams   BODY IMAGE (£5)
  • Monday 10th June 10.00 – 12.30  DEALING WITH THE MENOPAUSE (£5) Trainer:  Maggi Williams
  • Monday 24th June 10.00 – 12.30  FACILITATION TRAINING FOR VOLUNTEERS AND OTHERS Session One (Free) Trainer: Maggi Williams
  • Monday 1st July 10.00 – 12.30 FACILITATION TRAINING FOR VOLUNTEERS AND OTHERS Session Two  (Free) Trainer: Maggi Williams
  • Monday 8th July 10.00 – 12.30 ATTITUDES TO AGEING (£5) Trainer: Maggi Williams
  • Monday 7th October 10.00 – 12.30 CONFIDENCE AND SELF ESTEEM (£5) Trainer: Maggi Williams
  • Monday 14th October 10.00 – 12.30 FACILITATION TRAINING FOR VOLUNTEERS AND OTHERS Session One (Free) Trainer: Maggi Williams
  • Monday 21st October 10.00 – 12.30 FACILITATION TRAINING FOR VOLUNTEERS AND OTHERS Session Two (Free) Trainer: Maggi Williams
  • Monday 11th November 1000 – 12.30 DEALING WITH STRESS AND DEPRESSION  (£5) Trainer: Maggi Williams
More Info

WHISC Outreach Health Sessions are not exclusive to women. Where appropriate we can arrange sessions for mixed groups. Please contact us for further details and availability.

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WHAT’s On at WHISC – The Women’s Charity https://whisc.org.uk/whats-on-at-whisc-the-womens-charity/ Sun, 13 Jan 2019 10:20:07 +0000 https://whisc.org.uk/?p=2676 WEEKLY GUIDE TO WHAT’S ON FREE AT WHISC

WHISC is open daily for general enquiries. Please feel to drop-in Monday to Thursday, 10am – 4pm.
Please call us on 0151 707 1826 on the day that you plan to visit to check that the class is running and that the time is unchanged
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PLEASE CONTACT US TO ASK FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION.

All classes are FREE to attend but voluntary donations are always welcome.

 

MONDAY

  • MENOPAUSE, GYNAECOLOGICAL, POSTPARTUM & PERINATAL HEALTH SUPPORT: Appointments: 11am – 2pm, Support Group: 12.30 – 1.30pm with volunteer Dr Ishrat Urmi
  • READING/POETRY GROUP: 3 – 4pm. No preparation needed, reading materials provided on the day.
  • MEDITATE & MOVE: 4 – 5pm. Dates to be confirmed. Please call for latest information.
  • SALSA: 4-5pm. Dates to be confirmed. Please call for latest information.
  • DIRECTIONS – MOVING TOWARDS EMPLOYMENT: 10am – 1pm. Helping you develop your confidence and self-esteem by supporting you into training and education.

TUESDAY

  • MAKE & TAKE: 12.15 – 1.30pm. Craft session weekly with Elsa and monthly with Denise on the following dates: 21st Jan, 18th Feb, 17th March, 21st April.
  • BELLY DANCING: 4 – 5pm.
  • EATING DISORDER SUPPORT GROUP: 4:30 – 5:30pm. Please call to book.

WEDNESDAY

  • MENTAL HEALTH APPOINTMENTS: 11am onwards. Face-to-face appointments – booking essential. For anyone who would like information about what support is available from WHISC and other local agencies.
  • STRENGTH AND SUPPORT: 2:30 – 4:00pm. Weekly support group for anyone with depression or anxiety. 

THURSDAY

  • KNITTEN’ KITTENS CLUB: 10:30am – 12:30pm. Knitting, crocheting, embroidery and quilting weekly get-together.
  • MENTAL HEALTH APPOINTMENTS: 11am onwards. Face-to-face appointments – booking essential. For anyone who would like information about what support is available from WHISC and other local agencies.
  • THYME TO GROW: 2 – 4pm. Allotment off Park Road, Liverpool, L8. Dates to be confirmed. Call if you are interested in attending: 07873318846
  • SINGING: 2:30 – 4pm. Lets make beautiful music together!
  • TAI CHI: 4.15 – 5.15pm. Off until February 2020.

FRIDAY

  •  ENGLISH CLASS (ESOL): 10am – 12 midday. A class designed to help women learn or improve their English. Suitable for beginners.

  • THE WHY GROUP: 12 – 2pm. Self-support group for women.
  • UKULELE GROUP: 2:30 – 4pm. Beginners welcome!

SATURDAY

  • SATURDAY CLUB: 11am – 2pm. A group supporting the integration of all women. 
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