motherwell cheshire cio

#women supporting women

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.

Or call our referral line on 01606 557666

About OUR


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.  


Encourage, 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.  

Our Projects

Find out more information about the different projects that we offer.

About Us

Meet our team and help us celebrate our successes.


We would love to see you within the Motherwell Team.

Wellbeing Programme

Our Wellbeing Program is here to support you through these times. Please head over to Our Motherwell Community to find the latest details.

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 is also a counsellor and trainer and is a passionate advocate for mental health and she has her own website should you wish to get in touch. 

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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.

Make a donation

Your generosity makes our work possible.


Your support helps us achieve our project aims.

support an event

Come and support us at our events throughout the year.

International Women's day 2021!

International Women’s Day 2021 was a great success. 




Aims of Motherwell Cheshire’s Women’s day

  • To increase awareness among women particularly, of female centred services in their local area, including Motherwell.
  • To work in partnership with these services and agencies to empower women in the local area to take care of their mental and physical health.
  • To provide an informative, entertaining, inclusive, & relaxing event where women are celebrated and congratulated for their contribution to our community, our economy & to each other.
  • To provide an opportunity for local female led businesses to showcase their products.
  • To generate income for Motherwell Cheshire registered charity.


We supported 737 women/girls in 2020

Those supported in the year, experienced an average increase to self esteem score was 4.31 points* *(as measured via Wemwbs score).

2,063 hours equating to £43,676 of time given

The monetary value of volunteers (excluding trustees) last year

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Motherwell annouments..

A statement from our CEO Kate Blakemore regarding our current counselling services.
Cheshire East Counselling Service
As of 13/9/2021 we no longer have funding to offer our free counselling service for Crewe and Cheshire East referrals. 
The exception to this for women from the BAME  (Black Asian Minority Ethnic) community over the age of 18 years, due to this having separate funding.
Cheshire West and Chester
As of 13/09/2021 we are able to take referrals for mums with children under the age of 2 years only. 
 The exception to this is for women from the BAME  (Black Asian Minority Ethnic) community, aged 18 years, and over, due to this having separate funding,
We hope this situation will change over time and we will update referring agencies when it does.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me on
Please click here for our full counselling services.