I came to Derby Women’s Centre quite a while ago. I don’t know what I would do or where I would be right now without them. At the moment, I’m going through counselling. It’s nice to come somewhere where you can see people that you can trust and talk to. It’s a pleasure to come here and for me, it’s like a home from home. You come here and just feel safe, and it’s a wonderful experience.
I personally think this place is for anyone. The staff are so good here and they are always around for a chat or for some help. They offer so much support and it’s all helped.
The Centre has changed my life, without a doubt. I’m now very happy and confident and enjoy life a lot more. It has made me a totally different person. The Freedom Programme has been especially helpful because it’s opened my eyes and made me more aware of different types of abuse. When I first started at the Centre, I didn’t realise all of the services it offered. It has allowed me a safe environment to get help and support, and my two children can also come and play.”The ladies at the Centre have been really helpful.
Derby Women’s Centre was there when nobody else was. I was referred by another agency and although I’m a transwoman, there was absolutely zero prejudice. The service was safe, friendly, helpful and welcoming in a nuturing and growing environment. It helped me through a time of crisis and filled a gap that no other services were filling. I’m now a trustee for a local charity, which wouldn’t have been possible without Derby Women’s Centre helping me through the initial crisis.
“Can highly recommend your courses to anyone. Great place to learn new things, get support and meet new people.”
Derby Women’s Centre offers support and resources for women which aren’t available anywhere else. Derby needs you!
I began attending the coffee mornings as I had reached a very low ebb in my mental health and life. I attended a motivational speakers morning and it was incredible! I felt understood and listened to, there was lots of information about how to address how I felt and how to work on it. I was so happy I attended and have continued to attend ever since.
“Things have worked out really well for me and I haven’t forgotten how much the Phoenix Group helped me in the past.”