Black Women Heal - 12 Months Health Programme (BWH)
I cannot believe that September is already over a week old when in my mind 2016 just begun. And what a roller-coaster of a year we've had at WIN so far. We've traveled to Namibia in Southern Africa on our gender abuse awareness training, where we met with some awesome women and girls - we'll share that experience with you in a special Black History Month newsletter. We've started the process of getting our Free Me to be Me Domestic Abuse Ambassador training CPD accredited and we are really proud of our latest project, Black Women Heal (BWH).
BWH is an empowerment health programme for women and girls from African, Caribbean and Asian backgrounds. Founded by The WILDE Foundation and working partners, Maendeleo Services and CAM Women and Girls Organisation, BWH is dedicated to helping our community members reach their peak level of health, happiness and productivity. We want to enable our community to take an active part in their well-being and overall responsibility for their improved health and wellness.
The inspiration for BWH came from Health Story Teller, Hasna DeFour and the late, Rhona Baker, AKA; Bionic Rhona, Activist, DJ and the people’s champion.
BWH vision is to get our health programme CPD accredited and to encourage women to move to the next level of personal wellness and vitality, which is needed to thrive in today’s hectic and fast-paced world of work and family.
BWH promotes patient education, awareness and empowerment.
- To increase and improve women’s knowledge, attitudes, behaviours and practices of maintaining their holistic health
- To enable women and their community to make a difference for themselves
- To ensure women have good access to the best advice and services
- To provide women with choices and services which meets their local needs