Support from Aspire

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.

Groups and Support
Stay well, feel supported and get more from life.
Mature Friends
A friendship group for older women with regular guest speakers.                                                             
Monday 9.30am - 11.30am
Singing Sisters
Come along to this informal supportive group of women who just want to sing together! All women are welcome whatever your singing ability.   
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 Group
Have a natter while you learn and share craft skills.
Tuesday 12.30pm - 2.30pm
Positive Choices 
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
Positive Progress
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
Wellness Sessions
This service offers massage, reflexology, podiatry, health MOTs, hand massage and manicures, so if you would like to relax and be pampered for a while this is for you!

Various (by appointment)

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)

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."

Janet Middlemiss

5* via Facebook Group

"It makes me very happy, everyone is so nice and helpful!"

Sarah Vallely

5* via Facebook Group

"Pleased I decided to come to Aspire. I have met some really lovely ladies x"

Sandra Stobbs

5* via Facebook Group