How Emotional Emancipation Circles Promote Community and Healing for Black Women

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An emotional emancipation circle (EEC) is a psychoeducational space for Black women to understand the role of cultural values specific to the Black diaspora in their emotional wellbeing and mental health. In January 2023, The Maya Centre launched a series of EECs as part of our expansion of the Black Women’s Project (BWP), which was formerly the Black Women’s Therapy Group.

The Irish Women’s Service

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The Irish Women’s Service (formerly the Irish Women’s Project) is a specialist mental health initiative that helps Irish women and women of Irish descent to explore issues relating to their culture and heritage. As our longest-running specialist service, this support includes those from both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

How The Maya Centre Supports LGBTQ+ women

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The Maya Centre offers a supportive presence for queer women in the Islington community and surrounding boroughs who may be experiencing or have experienced trauma relating to their sexual identity — whether this be from cultural and social stigmas, personal isolation, violent discrimination, or another barrier.