Develop self-esteem and awareness through the key concepts of feminism
Feminism for Change is an 8 week course for women in recovery from drug and alcohol misuse that develops self-esteem and self-awareness through exploring the key concepts of feminism. The course provides a safe space for participants to learn about the ways in which gender stereotypes, roles and expectations have influenced their own behaviour, their inter-personal relationships and their relationship with self and substances. Participants also examine how these issues may affect their ongoing recovery.
The course is a combination of history, theory and experiential learning enabling participants to understand their substance misuse from a wider perspective of gender inequality and away from individual shame and self- blame. As with all our courses, the further aim is to help people develop emotional resilience for better and more equal family relationships and enable them to be more active and able to support other women in their family lives and communities.
The package comprises an 8 week course with one full training day each week (10.30 to 3.30pm) and includes full handouts for each session.
Big Lottery Awards for All funded two pilot intakes of Feminism for Change in 2017. Due to the success of the pilot groups and the interest we’ve received about the project, we’re committed to ensuring that it continues.
Our next intake begins on August 22nd 2018. Referral is generally via a professional service, although we will consider self-referral.
We aim to be as inclusive as possible but ask that women are free from the substance(s) they had a problem with. The course contains content some participants may find challenging and requires a level of stability and preparedness to be able to address and explore these areas.