We are a leading provider of support services for women in Derby and Derbyshire. Our services tie into our aim of empowering women to lead independent lives. Although interrelated, they fit into four broad categories: mental health services, including counselling; domestic violence support; advice services; and social and creative activities. We also have rooms available for hire.
Connecting Lives Project 2019 – 2021
On 15th April 2019 Derby Women’s Centre were awarded funding from The Big Lottery to deliver our new project called Connecting Lives.
The Connecting Lives project aims to improve public attitudes, perceptions and behaviours towards those who are feeling lonely and isolated within their communities. By improving the confidence and abilities of people with experience of loneliness, this project seeks to enable them to contribute and engage in the life of their immediate and wider community.
The project is funded by The Big Lottery and aims to end the social and emotional isolation experienced by those identify as lonely.
This is a project that aims to combat experiences of isolation and loneliness through a series of targeted interventions that are tailored to the specific needs of individuals who require support and Advocacy to overcome their situation. Read More
Derby Women’s Centre Introduces Live Chat to our Website
With the current lock down (April-August 2020) we have been looking at ways to support ladies. We are happy to announce that we are now offering Live Chat on our website and Facebook Messenger.
We will be open Monday to Thursday 11 am to 1 pm. Monday and Thursday 7.30 pm until 9.30pm. Outside of these hours you can still send us an offline message and we will reply as soon as we can.
Just click on the Chat Bubble on the bottom left of the page.
Mental Health Support
1 in 4 women will suffer from mental health problems. If you’re affected, don’t suffer in silence! We are a leading provider of mental health support for women in Derbyshire, and our services include a low cost women’s counselling service, various workshops/courses to build confidence and self esteem, become more assertive, and cope with issues such as anxiety and depression. Read more
Counselling support is one of our core services and remains in high demand. We aim to make the counselling service affordable for all women in Derby and Derbyshire. Counselling support at Derby Women’s Centre is delivered by mainly female counsellors. You will be able to request a female counsellor if you prefer. Read more
Domestic Violence Support
We provide support for victims of domestic violence in Derbyshire through the Freedom Programme and domestic violence drop-in sessions. Staff members have a lot of experience in this area and are understanding, non-judgemental and discreet at all times. Read more
We offer free legal support in partnership with Nelson’s solicitors. Read more
Social and Creative Activities
Derby Women’s Centre is an ideal place to meet other women and try new activities in a friendly and supportive environment. Café Femme – our popular coffee mornings – are held twice each month. We also run a range of creative courses at Derby Women’s Centre, including crafts workshops. All of our social and creative activities are an ideal opportunity to improve self esteem.
We have rooms available for hire to groups and for one-to-one meetings. Our rates are extremely competitive. We also offer discounts to private counsellors who would like to rent rooms for female clients. Read more