Women and health

Often Overlooked

Published by Agenda, Often Overlooked explores how self-harm among young women is often linked to poverty and disadvantage.

This new research, undertaken by analysts at the National Centre of Social Research, is one of the first to focus on connections between poverty and non-suicidal self-harm in young women across England. It is based on new analysis of data from more than 20,000 people.

Findings:

Troubling stories reveal true extent of covid impact on young women – Young Women’s Trust

The coronavirus pandemic is exacerbating existing inequalities for young women, leaving many feeling underpaid, undervalued and worried about the future, a new survey has found.

In its survey, Young Women’s Trust heard evidence about the impact coronavirus is having on the work, finances and wellbeing of almost 200 young women aged 18-30. [1]

Young Women's Outreach Project Update


During the Covid 19 global pandemic we have temporarily closed our building and will not be delivering face to face support to young women.

We are however continuing to support our young women and their families using phone and video calls, texts, social media, care packages and any other way we can do, safely.
Please get in touch on 0191 477 7759 or email admin@ywop.co.uk if you would like to speak to a member of the team.

Update from the Angelou Centre

All of our services are still operational we are working remotely and onsite, following public health advice and social distancing measures.  We are still taking referrals for our violence against women services and recruiting learners for our online training and activities. Our emergency refuge accommodation remains open but we are currently full.

We have temporarily suspended all activities that involve onsite face to face gatherings of people.

Helplines Open during the Cornavirus Outbreak

You don’t need to suffer abuse in isolation. These helplines are still open to support you even during the Corona outbreak.

Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland, 0800 035 2794, Monday - Thursday (6pm - 8.30pm), Friday (11am - 2pm)

Angelou Centre, local BME Women’s organisation, 0191 226 0394

Newcastle Integrated Domestic Abuse Service, 0191 214 6501, 24-hour

National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline, 0800 999 5428, Monday and Friday, 10:00am - 5:00pm/ Wednesday to Thursday, 10:00am - 8:00pm

National Domestic Abuse Helpline, 0808 2000 247, 24-hour

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