Shiraz finds attending our women’s group really beneficial, enjoying a welcoming, safe environment for women to meet.

“The most useful part is that Muslim women are most comfortable in the women’s group. For me, communicating with different people from different cultures is very nice.”

Shiraz has also taken inspiration from the group leader, and found meeting other women helps combat low moods.

“The leader is very enthusiastic and eager to do things. Sometimes I feel bored or don’t have the energy, but then I see her and it gives me that energy and eagerness.

“It has helped me to be able to spend time in a good and safe space. I don’t have a job, so it’s very important for me to go out and meet friends as I get depressed if I’m home alone.

“The group has helped my English, my confidence, and my social skills.”