We deliver women only social support, training, income generating platforms, and networks
We work with individuals, organisations, and multi-agencies to create awareness and deliver coordinated services.
Our unique business model facilitates women in three key areas:
Social support through the provision of guidance, casework support, advice outreach, and signposting
Skills development through one to one coaching, group workshops and training
Economic stability through income generation projects, business support and facilitation of technology, giving access to the broader marketplace
Our work is also delivered bilingually as we understand the limitations of language barriers and cultural and religious constraints for ethnic minority women.
Advice & Support
Walk in support
We are available for walk-in support
Monday to Friday in Hounslow
from: 10.00am to 5.00pm
Sunday: 2.30- 3.30 Central London
Please contact us on 07944817799 to arrange your visit
We provide free and confidential advice, support, guidance and counselling.
Our trained bilingual staff and volunteers provide one-to-one support and information.
Please get in touch if you are experiencing ABUSE… National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247
The helpline is answered by fully trained female support workers and volunteers who will answer your call in confidence.
Physical, Emotional & Economic Abuse
Are you or someone you know or care about is in an abusive relationship?
Do you recognise the signs of domestic abuse, physical, emotional, or financial?
Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone. When thinking about abuse, physical abuse may come to mind first. But abuse can come in many forms.
Physical abuse is when someone sets out to physically hurt or harm you. This includes behaviours such as slapping, hitting, biting, hair-pulling, burning or throwing things at you.
Physical abuse can cause serious injury and sometimes even leads to death.
If you or someone you know is being physically abused, speak to someone immediately about the situation. Get the support you need to feel safe.
Emotional abuse is just as serious as physical abuse. Psychological abuse involves a person’s attempts to frighten, control, or isolate you.
It’s in the abuser’s words and actions, as well as their persistence in these behaviours.
Economic abuse is a common form of abuse and is equally serious as physical, mental, and emotional abuse and can have long-lasting effects.
It involves an abuser restricting a person’s ability to acquire, use and maintain money or other economic resources like:
Restricting partner's access to money,
Forcing them into debt
Preventing them from working
Refusing to allow access to a car, mobile phone etc...
Increased rates of multiple violence especially during the pandemic, have meant more women, particularly those with young children, need support.
We work with organisations that support women experiencing or have experienced social and domestic abuse and women who want to leave an abusive relationship and now want to move on and rebuild a life.
If you're suffering from any form of abuse, please contact us
Reach Out For Support
If you’re being abused, trust your instincts. Know that it isn’t right, and you don’t have to live this way.
You don’t have to go through this alone. Talk to a trusted friend or family member who will listen without judgment.
If that’s not an option, consider joining a support group for people who have experienced abuse or trauma.
Reach out for support and contact our team…
If you aren’t in immediate danger and you need to talk or find someplace to go,
call the freephone, 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline at 0808 2000 247.
This 24/7 hotline can put you in touch with service providers and shelters across England.
If you fear immediate physical violence, call 999 or your local emergency services.
MENTAL HEALTH FOR BAME WOMEN
In England and Wales, nearly one in five of us come from a BAME (Black, Asian and minority ethnic) background.
Challenges such as racism, stigma and gender inequalities can affect the mental health of women from BAME communities.
But the situation is particularly dire for some women in minority communities, where barriers to language and culture can make it hard to seek and get help.
DID YOU KNOW:
Women from minority ethnic communities often face disadvantages in society.
They are more likely to:
Experience poverty and homelessness
Do less well at school
Be in contact with the criminal justice system
Face challenges accessing services
Older South Asian women are an at-risk group for suicide
Each of these can increase the risk of developing mental health problems.
Whether you're concerned about your own mental health or a loved one, find out how you can get help.
If you are from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background, you may experience a different level of mental illness than the wider population.
Things like fear, stigma and lack of culturally sensitive treatment can act as barriers to accessing mental health care for women from BAME backgrounds.
There are options available to help you to overcome some of these barriers.
If you’re having mental health issues you can get help.
If you have problems with your support and treatment there are ways to deal with this and improve your care.
We provide mental health support or services to women from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background.
Need more advice?
TALK & LISTEN THERAPY SUPPORT
Talk and Listen Therapy is designed to provide emotional support to women experiencing emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide, depression, and other anxiety disorders.
Sometimes we all find it hard to talk to family and friends.
Just talking to someone anonymously without being judged or being told what to do can make a huge difference to our lives and our mental health
We provide multicultural bilingual talking and listening services
We offer our services via phone, SMS, internet chat or in person depending on location.
Our staff and psychologists are bilingual professionals.
MEAL SUPPORT AND FOOD PARCELS FOR WOMEN EXPERIENCING POVERTY AND HOMELESSNESS
Since 2016, SHEWISE in partnership with Community Eats has been providing hot meals and food parcels to homeless and refugee women in Central London every weekend.
The coronavirus lockdown and restrictions have severely affected many, but the hardest hit is the underprivileged and the low-income single mums who are experiencing food insecurities.
We have teamed up with our collaborative partners Community Eats, along with the generous support of volunteers, family, and friends to provide food parcels and hot meals to single mums, the elderly, refugees, and the homeless people.
Please donate to support individuals and families in need and helps ease the burden of hunger and poverty in local communties.
ADVOCATE TO END HUNGER
Please join in our efforts to support single mums and families facing food shortages and a lack of nutritious food.
Kindly give as little as £10.00 per month to help vulnerable women and children in need.
Hot Meals and Food Parcels
Every Sunday from 1.30 - 3:00 pm
Worlds End Community Centre
16 Blantyre Street
OUTREACH SUPPORT AREAS:
Hounslow and Hammersmith and Fulham