Aspire Staff and volunteers have a wealth of experience responding to the support needs of local women.
If you, i.e have a persistent sense of worry or dread, feel fearful, paranoid and tense, feel a sense of hopelessness, frequently become impatient, angry or irritable or steer clear of social situations, we have our confidential listening service providing space to talk things through whatever the reason, with a trained listener in a safe and confidential environment.
Take some time to talk, in person or over the phone.
Call us now on 0191 3891504 to make an appointment.
A friendship group for older women with regular guest speakers.
|Monday 9.30am - 11.30am|
|Monday Drop In
Friendship, chat and support to help you get the week off to a positive start.
|Monday 12.30pm - 2.30pm|
|Computer Drop In
Support and advice to help you make the most of your PC, laptop or tablet.
|Tuesday 9.30am - 11:30am|
|Chat ‘n’ Craft
Have a natter while you learn and share craft skills.
|Tuesday 12.30pm - 2.30pm|
Are you a woman who is ready to build her confidence and self-esteem and take control of her own future? We are a small and friendly supportive group, join us for a cuppa, improve your wellbeing, connect, make new friends and learn new skills along the way. We will discuss positive ways to manage life's 'ups and downs' and challenge those negative thoughts through healthy eating tips, stress management, aromatherapy, creative art and more.
|Tuesday 12.30pm - 2.30pm|
|Singing Sisters fiber_new
Come along to this informal supportive group of women who just want to sing together! All women are welcome whatever your singing ability.
|Wednesday 9.30am - 11.30am|
A group for women who may need support at times of low mood and anxiety. This offers the opportunity to share your experiences and challenges, and to explore new ways of moving forward.
|Wednesday 12.30pm - 2.30pm|
|Drop in Group
A weekly support group for women of all ages who are looking to meet new people and to make new friends. This group offers a fi rst step into Aspire, and by coming to our drop in you can fi nd out what else we have on offer.
|Thursday 9.30am - 11.30am|
|Confidential Listening Service (Monday - Friday)
We know life can be full of challenges.. If you are feeling worried, upset, confused or stressed about something then we are here to listen and never judge. Our confidential listening service provides space to talk things through whatever the reason, with a trained listener in a safe and confidential environment. This service is also available by phone.
|Various (by appointment)
|Befriending Service (Monday - Friday)
Need a helping hand to come along and take part in one of our groups, courses or activites? Our befrienders can support you to take the first step. Call 0191 3891504 for more information.
|Various (by appointment)|
Below is just a small selection of the feedback we have received from women visiting our center and using our services:
"I love Aspire. Great place which has helped me through some rough times. The ladies are very welcoming."
"It makes me very happy, everyone is so nice and helpful!"
"Pleased I decided to come to Aspire. I have met some really lovely ladies x"