Asian Women's Support Group
Wednesdays, 1pm – 4pm
(Last Wednesday of the month is the Asian Women’s Health Calendar Sessions)
The Asian Women’s Support Group is open to all South Asian women and provides a safe space to meet and discuss issues concerning the Asian Community. New members are very welcome.
This is a multi-cultural group and is made up of Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and African Indian women. Often seen as just “Asian women”, these women come from very diverse backgrounds and have different cultures, languages, religion, food and clothes. They certainly have different needs.
Things which are common are they are all mostly older women, they are isolated, and suffer from long term illnesses. Our group tries to combat isolation by providing a social group which has some structured activities such as our monthly health calendar, silk painting, arts and craft, and workshops on self development. The Asian Women’s Health Calendar is very popular: 20-25 women attend this regularly gaining knowledge from diseases that affect Asian community.
This group has been running for over 15 years and has now 95 regular members. The women get together to cook, eat and socialise. There are discussions on health, education, social issues, women’s rights and politics back home. It is a safe place for Asian women to voice concern about physical and mental health along with sharing family news. Anything under the sun is discussed over lots of cups of tea.
Women from all of our support groups attend our regular events, classes and volunteer programmes which helps to bridge communities, reduce isolation and build strong friendships.