The Sunflower Women’s Centre Visit
The Sunflower Women’s Centre is a Trauma-Informed women’s health and wellbeing hub that offers wrap-around support to women through a blend of activities. I arrived at the Sunflower Centre and was greeted by Centre staff, who were aware of my pending visit. I was shown around the lovely Centre which also has a large gym and a creche to cater for women that have young children. During the tour, I was drawn to the names on the doors of famous women activists who have advocated for women’s freedoms, namely Nancy Astor, Rosa Parks, Emily Pankhurst and Elizabeth Fry. I thought this was quite a beautiful way to celebrate influential women of the past and keeping their memories alive. I was privileged to be a part of the ‘Women’s Drop-in Space’ which is one of the activities held every week on Tuesday and Thursday between 1.30 pm and 3.30 pm. This is a session where women can come in and experience a safe space, full of fun and activities. As I joined in the games, I observed how the women engaged with one another and enjoyed the relationships they have established at the Centre. It was very rewarding for me to see, and participate in activities that clients we refer to the Centre could engage in.
By Cassplus Volunteeer (Social Work Student)