Established in July 1989, SWAN was an organisation that provided information and advice to women on health issues. Since then, we have grown in line with the needs of the women that we serve locally.
We work with women and girls aged 14+ years, who are affected by or experience anxiety, depression, stress, isolation or other mental health issues. We provide a range of services such as Counselling , as well as an Outreach Service for those who struggle to leave their home, a Befriending Service, as well as a number of Women's Support Groups.
We hold craft and activity groups such as card making, flower arranging, knitting as well as courses such as Creative Writing. We provide a range of services that promote mental well-being such as a Walking Group, Yoga and Complementary Therapies such as Reflexology, Thai Yoga, Reiki, Tui Na, Body Massage, Indian Head Massage, Hopi Candles etc.
We also run a Therapeutic Allotment that women can get involved in, support each other, build friendships as well as their confidence.
Our Volunteers are at the heart of the delivery of our services and without whom we could not provide the range of services that we do.
Our Mission Statement
To promote mental well-being and to empower and support women and girls who experience anxiety, depression, stress and/or isolation according to their individual needs in a holistic way.
Providing services and support that make a positive difference to women and girls mental well-being and to enhance life opportunities for women and girls who are disadvantaged by poverty, mental illness, age or social exclusion.