News Hub

From the latest news and client stories, to campaigns, events and resources, the News Hub explores all topics relating to women’s mental health from the Maya Centre and beyond.

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The Irish Women’s Service

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.

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How The Maya Centre Supports LGBTQ+ women

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.

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Unpacking Rape Culture and the Impact on Women’s Mental Health

Following the disturbing news about David Carrick, we want to continue this conversation with a deeper enquiry into how this incident feeds into a wider rape culture, the ways in which this affects women’s mental health, and how we’re working to support women – especially those who are minoritised – through this kind of trauma. 

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A Statement on David Carrick

We are appalled by the news that David Carrick, a Metropolitan Police officer, has admitted to more than 80 sexual offences, including at least 48 rapes, of multiple women over an 18-year period.

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