Lily – drop-in sessions for women that have experienced female circumcision – Enfield Women’s Centre

It’s an opportunity to explore emotions that have arisen from that experience with a qualified counsellor either one to one, or in a small group.

Sessions will last for 50 minutes and take place on a Monday from 10.00 – 3.00 at Enfield Women’s Centre

Information shared will be confidential

If you would like further information please contact: ECYPS or Enfield Women’s Centre.

Unit 1, 500 Montagu Road
N9 0UR
020 8373 2711

Enfield Women’s Centre
Vicki Scarlett House
31A Derby Road
Enfield EN3 4AJ
020 8351 8934

To make referrals please contact the EWC office by email

June 26, 2015

Events at Enfield Women’s Centre until September 2015

EWC is a charity operating in the North London Borough of Enfield. We provide women and girls a safe place where they can be listened to as well as opportunities to overcome challenges in order for them to take their rightful place in our community.

These include:

  • Counselling (member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).
  • Training (member of the Enfield Council Learning and Skills for Work Service, Ofsted regulated) offering a range of courses including Personal Develop-ment and IT.
  • We offer weekly street dance (kids) and Zumba classes, monthly walks, talks, etc. on various topics. We offer support and advice to individual women on a range of issues including referral to other services.
  • Social activities include Lead-ing Ladies cinema group, outings (theatre, seaside, other) socials, etc.
  • We work in partnership with the local statutory sector through various fora including Domestic Violence, Enfield LGBT network, etc.
  • We need and welcome donations to support our work (standing order and Gift Aid welcome).
  • We are an Investors in People organisation.

We are working closely with the NHS IAPT Team (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) to deliver a series of workshops which we hope will prove useful, as well as working together on referrals. Our Counselling Service con-tinues to receive referrals from professionals across the borough as well as individual women referring themselves.

June will see the start of a new service for women and girls experiencing female circumcision. This project is in partnership with the Enfield Children’s and Young Peoples Service. We welcome individuals and referrals for this.

We continue to hold our coffee mornings, some with speakers. These are an opportunity to meet us, other people and have fun. The New Horizons 50+ group is also being re-launched. Summer outings include a trip to the seaside, Whipsnade Zoo and Knebworth House. Our children’s street dance group ‘EKnights’ are holding an afternoon of Streetomedy with the delightful ‘Twist and Pulse’ (of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ fame). There are a few places left for 8—13 year olds—details inside.

Let us know what you think—write to us with your views— everything we do was somebody’s idea once. We do welcome ideas and, where possible, we follow them up. The only constraints are time, people and money.

Events until September


Sat 4th EKNIGHTS – Kids street dance perform at Barchester Garden Party,
Sun 5th Walk – Lea Valley Park – car park end of Stubbins Hall Lane – 2.00 pm
Wed 8th Coffee morning and talk from One Support Tenancy and Benefits Sustainment Service
Sat 11th EKNIGHTS ‘Streetomedy workshop’ with ‘Twist & Pulse’ 8 – 13 year olds
Sat 18th Leading ladies – cinema group
Wed 22nd Coffee morning and session with IAPT


Sun 2nd Walton-on-the–Naze coach trip – contact office for details
Wed 5th National Play Day – Enfield Town Park – noon till 4.00
Sun 16th Whipsnade Zoo trip – contact office for details
Wed 19th Coffee morning and session with IAPT
Sat 22nd Leading Ladies – cinema group

Wed 2nd Coffee Morning – watch this space
Sun 6th Knebworth House trip – contact office for details
Sat 19th Leading Ladies—cinema group

For more information and full details contact Enfield Women’s Centre or sign up for their newsletter.

Enfield Women’s Centre
Vicki Scarlett House
31A Derby Road
Enfield EN3 4AJ
020 8351 8934

See also

June 26, 2015

2 September 2015 ~ Gender Responsive Trauma Focused Approach for Engaging Women’s Recovery from Sexual Violence – Women and girls Network – London & 3 September 2015

Supporting Survivors Resilience, Moving Beyond and Through Experiences of Sexual Violence – Accredited Training

Organisation: Women and Girls Network (WGN)
Course dates:

  • 2 & 3 September 2015
  • 9 & 10 December 2015

Course times: Registration starts from 9.30am. Training will be between 10am-4.30pm on each date.
Venue: To be confirmed (Central London)

Aim: This FREE two day accredited course aims to build on practitioners existing skills and knowledge, following best practice protocols for effective engagement to support women’s recovery from sexual violence.

About this course: This course will use theoretical constructs from gender analysis perspectives on sexual violence, to examine prevalence, definitions, challenge popularist attitudes and views towards sexual violence from a trauma focused approach. This will involve the exploration of neurobiology of trauma responses to contextualise the range, depth and trauma symptomology and the ensuing legacy of sexual violence. The course will also introduce strength and evidence based approaches to working holistically, with women who have experienced sexual violence, from a culturally relevant perspective. The programme will also include specialist information from Rights of Women on the legal frameworks in relation to sexual violence.

How to apply: Please visit to download Application and Manager Agreement forms. Completed Application and Manager Agreement forms should be emailed to by the closing date.

Please apply early to avoid disappointment, as many of WGN’s courses are over-subscribed and the application process may be closed early as a result.

  • The closing date for applications for the September 2015 course is Friday 17 July 2015
  • The closing date for applications for the December 2015 course is Friday 30 October 2015

For updates about all of the training offered by WGN please visit or follow us on twitter @WomenandGirlsN

June 26, 2015

4 July 2015 19:30 ~ Brighton Women’s Voices Fundraiser!

Come and join us for an evening of fun and fundraising for Brighton Women’s Voices!

Tickets £10.00 + £1.25 (*)
Concessions £8.00 (*) are available for all students, 65+ and those in receipt of benefits @ £8.00 – If you have any questions about you eligibility, please contact the organiser on

Rosy Carrick

An eccentric, wit-tastic queen of poetry,fantastically scathing and full to the brim with wild and disgusting imagination.

Alice Denny

Brighton based poet and campaigner for floral dresses.


Two singer songwriters; one amazing duo. One voice strong and soulful, the other rich and husky. Both emotional. Seagirls take you on a journey through Love, Life and Liberation.


Two Brighton drummers rooted in folk making new music with electronic toys and acoustic guitars. Singer and guitarist Rachel Butt and producer Ed Critchley.


An eight-piece female acapella group who enjoy singing covers. Anything from Cole Porter to Basement Jaxx. Every song is someone’s favourite

All the Nice Girls

Ali Child and Rosie Wakley present extracts from their show, described by The Stage as “a wonderful, vital insight into a fascinating alternative world, performed with charm and conviction”

We are also delighted to open the evening with the MP for Brighton Pavilion, Caroline Lucas.

Plus amazing raffle prizes to be won!

Emporium, 88 London Road
Doors: 7.30pm
Show starts: 8.00pm prompt
18+ due to the content of some of the performers

There will be a licensed bar serving a select range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

The Emporium is fully wheelchair accessible, but if you have any specific acessibility questions, please contact us on

There will be a limited number of tickets available on the door (cash only).

Please note that the event will be filmed. If you do not wish to be filmed, please let this be known at the front desk on the night.

All adults welcome!

(*) Book online at

    Brighton Women’s Voices

    Brighton Women’s Voices (BWV) is a volunteer run community initiative that brings together all self-identifying women from across Brighton & Hove to create a powerful, unifying collective voice which promotes inclusion and challenges inequality.

    Connecting individuals and groups, the BWV network is an independent central hub for women to access information, news, events, opportunities and campaigns via our website, newsletter and outreach.

    For more information or to join the mailing list, please email

    Facebook: ‘Brighton Women’s Voices


June 15, 2015