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WOMEN'S CENTRE



Welcome to the only Women’s Wellness and Recovery Centre in Zimbabwe. This is a collaborative, educational learning environment for women and teenagers, partner organisations, supporters, staff, volunteers and students. We are pleased to state that our centre focuses on individual therapeutic needs of women and girls, as well as addressing practical needs and challenges that women face. Our centre offers counselling, peer support, self-esteemm workshops, physical wellness sessions, practical workshops on surviving domestic abuse for women and for men, amongst our many programmes. Women will also be offered free legal surgeries to safeguard their rights in society.

Out of the approximately 13 psychiatrists in Zimbabwe, 6 of these have offered their help and support for this project. Work at our centre will also be delivered by qualified occupational therapists, fitness instructors, counsellors and lawyers. 
The Center follows an adult education model and aims to deliver a responsive, peer-led education and training curriculum of recovery-focused workshops and courses. The model is borrowed from that being used in the United Kingdom.


 All the courses have been designed to provide opportunities for discussion promote independent learning and offer an environment that is open and accessible.

 Who can attend?

• Any woman struggling to maintain their physical and emotional well being who are 16 or over

• Supporters. For example, friends, family, carers and support workers. You can attend the centre either with the person that you support or on your own

• Those working as part of organisations that support people across health and social welfare

What is it

A  Women's Wellness Centre aims to enable women who have had adverse life experiences to become experts in their own self-care and develop the skills and confidence to manage their own recovery journey. The focus is on using learning activity to complement traditional treatment approaches. Working practices are founded on co-production and shared decision-making

Contact PHOEBE Zimbabwe on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call on 00 -263 -4-492223

Further Information
For more information regarding the various courses and workshops, please follow the links below.

Women's Wellness Centre Info Pack: 
Please follow this link to learn more about our centre.
WOMEN'S WELLNESS INFO PACK

The Freedom Programme: 

This is a model widely used by women’s centres in the UK and the developer of the course, Pat Craven has given PHOEBE the permission to deliver this work in Zimbabwe to individual women. This programme seeks to empower both men and women living in abusive situations to protect themselves and their children.
PAT CRAVEN LETTER OF AUTHORISATION
FREEDOM PROGRAMME WOMEN
FREEDOM PROGRAMME MEN

Fitness Classes:

Transform your mind, body and soul. Join us for fun women-only sessions in yoga, pilates, kickboxing, self-defence classes, aerobics and Zumba. 
FITNESS CLASSES

Art and Music Sessions: 

These are sessions to unlock the artist in you and offer enjoyable therapeutic rewards for all. Join the fun.
ART AND MUSIC SESSIONS

Girls Self-Esteem Workshops:


These are free positive confidence building sessions for girls and young women aged 13 years and above. Understanding all aspects of wellness. These are sessions that include understanding causes of stress or depression and how best to cope. Sessions will be run by psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses and social workers.
GIRLS SELF-ESTEEM WORKSHOPS


Football Classes:

Get active and join the fun! Alan Johnson one of Zimbabwe's top coaches is supporting PHOEBE by coaching our soccer team and holding a soccer tournament on 12 May 2018 at Harare International School. All practice sessions are held every Saturday at 9:00am - 11:00am. New girls are welcome to join the team. The sessions are free.
FOOTBALL SESSIONS


Gardening Club:

We have a wonderful gardening club where women can enjoy endless hours growing flowers and herbs.
GARDENING SESSION

PHOEBE
'A Helper of Many'

19, Tower Street

Citizen Advice Bureau Building

Ipswich, Suffolk

IP1 3BE. UK

Email—admin@phoebecentre.org.uk

Telephone— 00 44 1473 231566