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Your Space Walk and Talk for International Women’s Day

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Your Space Walk and Talk for International Women’s Day

10th March 2017
To mark International Women’s Day, our therapeutic counselling service Your Space held a special Walk and Talk session on 08 March 2017.

International Women’s Day is an annual event which encourages women globally to come together and celebrate their social, economic, cultural and political achievements.

During the special Walk and Talk session, attended by 18 people in a local park, women took turns to share their stories of strength and how, through engaging with Your Space, they have made positive changes to their lives and to those around them. Some of the women brought along personal items to symbolise their resilience in the face of adversity.

One walker bought along handmade crafts to show the comfort and confidence boost she got from giving her energies to achieving something like this and shared her creations with group. Many other shared that through their connections with Your Space they felt part of a family and very supported and this helped alleviate feelings of anxiety and depression.

In keeping with the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day, Be Bold for Change, many of the walkers proudly wore bright and bold red Caritas Anchor House hoodies.

Speaking of the day, Tallat Bhatti, who co-ordinates Your Space, said “It was very empowering to hold a Walk and Talk session to mark International Women’s Day. Listening to the stories of how vulnerable Your Space members have shown great personal strength was truly inspirational.

“We were also pleased to be joined on the walk by Powerhouse – a local women’s empowerment group – and other members of the community, who commented that the walk was an inspiring sight to behold.”

Caritas Anchor House incorporated Your Space in 2014, which has continued to provide therapeutic services and activities both to vulnerable community members and Caritas Anchor House residents, particularly those who have mental health needs.

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