Before I found collaborative women, I did not meet people, I stayed inside and suffered from depression. This was from me having a brain tumour in 2013 - I lost my speech and mobility, I became frustrated and did not want to meet people, and then I lost my dad last year which made my depression increase. I had a key worker (Motiv8) who suggested this group which has made a huge difference to my life, I am getting out, meeting different people and learning as part of a team, enjoying myself, laughing and gaining confidence each and every day.
The past two years have been extremely difficult for me. I got myself and my family free from years of domestic violence, had to represent myself in court to protect the children, and also deal with major health issues because of the stress such as losing my sight for months. Collaborative women has given me something just for me. A group who I can turn to for support, and to help others who may have experienced similar difficulties. It is full of joy and has helped bring a network of support to me, where I felt very much alone before.
Working alongside all members of Collaborative Women, has been both inspirational and motivational. This group has inspired me to challenge my own insecurities and motivated me to become a more productive participant in my own future. Thank you, to all of you that celebrate and encourage personal growth.
I have suffered long term with mental health and a long-term condition. This has caused me to suffer from long term isolation and low self-esteem. Being able to attend CW on a regular basis has helped to improve my self-esteem and decrease the isolation I suffer with. The ladies are a variety of ages from a variety of backgrounds which has been good getting to know others who may be of similar circumstances. The group is very friendly and am so pleased Yasmin from HomeStart Trafford passed on CW s details, it’s been good to get involved.
"It's so inspiring how the group has supported women through difficult life challenges."