Our women centres are safe women-only spaces where women feel they have some where to go, where they can open up and be themselves; somewhere they can learn, laugh and heal.

Our women centres are safe women-only spaces where women feel they have some where to go, where they can open up and be themselves; somewhere they can learn, laugh and heal.

our service aims to foster an environment of collaboration, creativity and collective empowerment. In the last year alone, 243 group sessions were delivered to service users.

As Rachel, a woman with lived experience, said ‘Everyone needs a place to go like this’ where women can

  • meet our keyworkers for one-to-one support
  • join in group activities, including workshops and courses
  • enjoy drop-in coffee mornings and open days
  • meet other women with shared experiences
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See her – Survival and hope through creativity

Art exhibition by visual performance artist Rachel Gadsden and women survivors of domestic abuse supported by Advance. 

The Minerva West Centre 
The Minerva North Centre 

Our groups and workshops

Our activities aim to provide support on well-being, mental and physical health, domestic abuse and other violence, benefits and debt advice, housing, problematic substance use and child and family matters, along with advocacy for access to other community services.

Calendar of Activities

As a result of the Coronavirus outbreak and lockdown, we have had to adapt the way we work, to ensure help continues to be available and women remain connected during this time. We are therefore working with our partners to adapt their existing group support offer to a virtual one. We are aiming for virtual sessions to be conducted in a safe, respectful and confidential way and hope that we can create an accessible service for women, both for the current circumstances and potentially the future.

Please continue to visit this page for an updated calendar of the virtual support we have on offer.