Aspiring Futures is one of the very few women’s organisations locally providing holistic wellbeing, mental health, advice, guidance, training and peer support. Our work seeks to address the range of interconnected issues that women face locally and that can lead to poor mental and physical health.
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Our services are accessed by women from different ethnicities, nationalities, age groups and abilities.
We specialise in:
- Mental health support services for: women who have mild to moderate mental health illnesses, women who might have physical health condition, women who feel lonely and isolated and are often housebound
- Pre-crises services for women who might be living in abusive relationships, post crises for survivors of domestic abuse who want to improve their well-being and financial independence and are struggling to connect with others
- Training and support services for women who might have English as their second language, women who have caring responsibilities, unemployed women who might have low skills and no history of prior paid work
- BAMER women who face multitude of barriers and challenges in accessing local services
- Families support services during school breaks
- Young adults (female only) interventions to improve their health, well-being and emotional resilience.
We have a small but experienced and qualified team who have gone through their own personal experiences and challenges and are at the right place to support other women in adopting a healthier and happier lifestyle.
Our counsellors and psychotherapists are registered with either BACP, UKCP or NCS, other team consists of IAG workers, facilitators, trainers and health and wellbeing coaches.
Thank you for supporting our journey to help women aspire for better
Aspiring Futures community would like to thank all our supporters and funders for believing in our cause and investing in us to bring about change and create healthier and happier communities.
We would also like to thank John Lewis Partnership, Social Enterprise Fund and Power to Change.
Reach and engagement
Since 2010 we have supported over 5,000 women of which 88% are from Minority Ethnic communities
Since 2010 we have supported over 5,000 women of which 88% are from Minority Ethnic communities. Of those that accessed our English language support, 98% demonstrated significant improvement in language skills and of those accessing employment support, 13% moved into work. Women also reported improvement in their confidence (97%) and social networks (90%).
of women coming to Aspiring Futures felt that they had gained knowledge, skills and experience
Our end of service survey reports that 90% of women felt that coming to Aspiring Futures made it easier to talk to others and make new friends and 94% felt that they had gained knowledge, skills and experience, 85% feel that it is easier now to deal with day-to-day issues.
During 2021, 243 women were referred by more than 43 organisations for counselling and psychotherapy
During 2021, 243 women were referred by more than 43 organisations for counselling and psychotherapy, 90% improvements in their PHQ-9 (depression scale) and GAD-7 (anxiety scale). More than 100 women accesses group support sessions.
of women referred for counselling and psychotherapy reported improvements in their mental health
The outcomes from our services have been self-acceptance, increased self-esteem, reduction in smoking, reduction in prescribed medication and better relationships. Most of our service beneficiaries need intense Psychodynamic psychotherapy/counselling therapy to deal with childhood issues, domestic violence and sexual abuse which is provided at Aspiring Futures.