Inspire Well Women

An exciting project for Somali and Arabic speaking women living in the borough of Kensington & Chelsea. Developed by Midaye SDN and Al-Hasaniya MWP, the programme aims to offer holistic advice and guidance around health and well-being through a variety of activities and services.

Developed over an existing long-standing partnership with Midaye Somali Development Network, Al-Hasaniya and Midaye have joined together on a 2 year programme funded by Kensington & Chelsea NHS to provide Arabic and Somali women with the support, skills and services necessary to enable them to take more control of their own physical and mental well being. It is a partnership project led by Midaye Somali Development Network but delivered jointly with Al Hasaniya Moroccan Women’s Centre.

We know that our users experience many of the same health related problems, especially depression and isolation and that these can lead to physical health problems and general dislocation from mainstream society. This project is designed to offer them holistic support combining talking therapies, self advocacy and confidence building and regular opportunities to take part in exercise that nurtures physical and mental well being. It will help to bring about self-reliance and independence, as it will provide them with the skills and knowledge to make informed choices and the confidence to advocate for themselves. It will enable them to access health services more effectively thus preventing health problems escalating and the exercise classes will contribute directly to health improvement.

pdf Inspire Well Women – leaflet in English/Arabic
(PDF 200KB)
pdf Inspire Well Women – leaflet in English/Somali
(PDF 200KB)


A series of thirteen weekly workshops covering all aspects of emotional well-being started at Al-Hasaniya on Wednesday, 19 September 2012. The course aimed to provide therapeutic support within a warm welcoming environment where women could feel comfortable and secure. For full details, download poster.

pdf Emotional well-being – poster
Archived – from August 2012
(PDF 340KB)


pdf Self Advocacy Training
Archived – from June 2012
(PDF 360KB)