The Women's Playgroup

A Community project Trafford, United Kingdom

The Women's Playgroup

Help us stay open!

The Women's Playgroup
 is a free creative arts group for survivors of violence. We offer an emotionally uplifting space for women to get together and heal through the creative arts.

Most importantly The Women's Playgroup is a safe place for women survivours to laugh & share our friendship with others who have been through a similar experience.

Why I set up The Women's Playgroup

Surviving an attempted murder in my teens left me feeling disconnected from other people. It was an extreme experience and not many people can relate to someone living with PTSD.  Some 20+ years later, and I realised that something that helped me could help others. That something was creativity.

So I volunteered to set up The Women's Playgroup and it works! It really has brought survivours together, from all walks of life, to build connections and community through creativity!

Very few creative friendship groups for survivours of violence exist. Let alone groups that offer the chance to recover through fun - you can help us keep our group alive with a small donation.

Donations will be spent on:

- Art and craft materials

- Refreshments 

Living with PTSD is a real challenge, but together we can provide that safe space for women to heal, grow and make new connections, friends, and community. Thank you in advance for your support!

Current partners

I was recently awarded 6 months of funding by Trafford Partnership and have the support of Coppice Avenue BlueSCI (a not-for-profit social enterprise supporting those in emotional distress) which means I can run until March 2017.  I will also be releasing a fundraising anthology of women's short stories from various authors (published and unpublished) to raise extra cash. Plus, I'm asking for donations from the wider
world...which is where you come in. No matter how small your donation, believe me, it will make a world of difference!