Violence against Women and Girls has increased significantly since Covid-19, leading to increased trauma and isolation, especially for women from minoritised communities. Help us to reach more 'hidden women' with our specialist intercultural counselling for women, offered in over 14 languages.
Violence against Women and Girls has increased significantly since Covid-19, leading to increased trauma and isolation, especially for women from minoritised communities who may not have trusted services in the past. With names like Sabina Nessa, Nicole Smallman and Bibaa Henry in the media, women from minoritised Black, Asian, refugee or migrant backgrounds are now beginning to reach out for support, resulting in a 53% increase in referrals for counselling in Islington in 2021.
The Maya Centre offers a unique women-for-women space, using our intercultural and intersectional approach to counsel over 200 women a year across North London. Offered in over 14 languages, our services are offered to minoritised women on low incomes who would otherwise suffer in silence. We offer counselling, psychoeducation and wellbeing workshops - all designed to build trust and resilience - giving women more voice, choice and control over their lives.