The centre offers one to one, person centred counselling. Provided within a ‘women only’ safe place for face to face counselling or through telephone support. The service is accessible to all women across the borough.
All counsellors work under the Code of Ethics and Practice of the British Association for Counselling. This covers confidentiality, safeguarding, respect, responsibility and supervision.
Please contact the centre for further information.
The Well Women Centre is part of the Wigan Borough Domestic Abuse Service. This is a partnership project between Well Women Centre Leigh and DIAS Wigan – https://diasdvc.org/
Domestic abuse drop in sessions available Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 8.00am – 3.00pm at both centres.
No appointment necessary just turn up and speak to one of dedicated Community Domestic Abuse Workers.
Also support can be accessed via our dedicated helpline on 01942 311 365 Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm.
Women’s Support Groups and courses available at the centre.
Please contact us on 01942 681411 for availability and further details.
The Freedom Programme is aimed around women who have suffered or still suffering from an abusive relationship and aims to examine the roles played by attitudes and beliefs on the actions of abusive men and the responses of victims and survivors. Abuse comes in many forms and many relationships and our programme aim is to help the women to make sense of and understand what has happened to them, instead of the whole experience just feeling like a horrible mess.
We aim to support and empower our women to make better life choices whilst keeping safe. The aim of the group is to ensure all women feel secure and can engage safely in open discuss where they feel able, whilst hearing from other women in similar situations. The programme runs for 12 weeks .
The Well Women Centre represents the Wigan Borough as part of Greater Manchester Women’s Support Alliance (GMWSA).
GMWSA was established in 2016 to provide support services to women across all ten boroughs in Greater Manchester recognising that women who are at risk of offending, ex-offenders and those currently serving a prison sentence have distinctly different needs to those of men.
Working in partnership with probation, support is provided to vulnerable women that have unmet support needs, are in the criminal justice system or at risk of offending, often due to no fault of their own. Our aim is to reduce the incidence of offending and to support those at risk, helping them to rebuild their lives and fulfil their true potential.
The Alliance has a presence in each of the 10 local authority areas across Greater Manchester. As a member of GMWSA we ensure that our collective voice is heard by policy makers and commissioners of services. We represent the interests of our beneficiaries and service users, share good practice and experiences and ensure that no service operates in isolation.