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A service provided for women by women, promoting positive health and wellbeing, by offering a range of educational services, holistic therapies and mental health support.
In response to the Coronavirus situation, and following Government advice, as from March 17th 2020, Motherwell Cheshire have made the decision to cancel all Wellbeing activities. Additionally as from 23rd March 2020, all our counselling services will be conducted via our online and telephone facilities.
We have very vibrant and active support groups via our Facebook community and we encourage all females to make use of these during this time. Debb, our Wellbeing Coordinator, will be online throughout the day to offer emotional support and advice.
We will also be offering telephone support to those who are feeling lonely and isolated; we want to continue the great support our Wellbeing groups offer when we meet up but in a slightly different way
Our vision is that women and girls are able to meet the challenges in their lives and access support, education and advocacy whenever they need it, in order to fulfil their potential.
Educate, inspire and empower all women and girls to improve their mental health and challenge the associated stigma.
In order to achieve Our Mission, we aim to:
Expand our services for women and girls in Cheshire and beyond, allowing us to reach more people and change more lives;
Continue to grow as an organisation, developing and delivering new activities and projects and diversifying and maximising our income;
Maximise the skills and capacity of staff and volunteers, and create training opportunities for people who want to volunteer to support, develop, and extend our services;
Ensure appropriate premises and infrastructure are in place to support our continued development;
Ensure the appropriate governance and leadership to improve Motherwell’s sustainability, allowing us to be forward looking and continue to provide high quality services that are responsive to the needs of our beneficiaries.
Young girl amd mother on their journey
Kate Blakemore, Founder of Motherwell Cheshire & Trainer, Counsellor & Speaker
Kate is the founder and CEO of Motherwell Cheshire; Kate heads up all the day to day charity operations as well as working with the Board of Trustees to implement the 5 year strategy.
Kate works with local and national funders to generate funding for the charity as well as working closely with the local Clinical Commissioning Group, NHS and Cheshire and Wirral Partnership to identify the needs of local women and girls in order to implement clear referral pathways for statutory services into the Motherwell services.
Kate is also the founder of the Crewe and Winsford Women’s Days that take place annually in line with International Women’s Day and in 2020 sees the introduction of an additional event in Ellesmere Port. The events bring together all women’s services, women in business and women speakers to celebrate and Inspire the local community.
Kate also hosts her own radio show on 107.9fm This is the Cat, with her show “The Motherwell Show”, where each week Kate invites guests to talk about topical issues around Mental Health.
Kate is also a counsellor and trainer and is a passionate advocate for mental health and she has her own website www.kateblakemore.com should you wish to get in touch.
how you can help
Motherwell’s mission is to provide accessible support for every young girl and mum.
That’s why, as far as possible, we aim to provide our services free of charge.
Our work is also supported through fundraising events throughout the year with all profits invested back into the services we offer.
We have several partnership and event sponsorship packages available.
If you would like to discuss how you can support Motherwell’s work in empowering mums, please contact us.
International Women's day!
Women from across south Cheshire celebrated International Women’s Day 2020 with events of inspirational female speakers in Crewe, Winsford and Ellesmere Port.
Please go to our news section to see all the latest pictures and feed back from the events.