Courses at Asha increase women’s self-confidence

Beeston’s Asha Neighbourhood Project, in partnership with Humans Being (Supporting Women Unfolding project) delivered a free 6-week course before Christmas.

17 women from LS11 in joined the course and reported increased confidence and self-esteem. They learnt how gender impacts their mental wellness, the power of listening and asking questions, and the course helped the women to become cheerleaders for change.

They learned about how to support people to improve their mental wellbeing.

They looked at how things affect people of different genders in different ways, how to deal with the challenges and pressures that society puts on us because of our genders. They learned about self-care, self-esteem and self-confidence.

Following the success of the course Asha organised another 5 week wellbeing course in January 2023. Course in partnership with CECOS Training provider.

One of the participants commented:

“The course was above my expectations. Before I joined the course I was overwhelmed by the load of pressure from others. I was dealing with toxic family members and friends. I didn’t know how to set boundaries without coming across selfish.

“My inner critic was worse than the people surrounding me. It was undermining my self-worth every day of my life. The Inner Critic made me depressed. I learned about my inner cheerleader and how to communicate my boundaries clearly and firmly”.


This post was written by Tahena Ahmed

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