Goldsmiths launches Women's Drop-In Centre

Goldsmiths, University of London has launched a Women's Drop-in Centre, open to staff, students and the general public. The Centre offers a safe space for women to talk freely with a dedicated team of advisers. 

From women suffering with alcoholism, issues of mental health, domestic violence or drug abuse, to single mothers or care workers looking for support, the Centre offers advice on all issues and practical study advice for those in education or looking to enter Further and Higher Education.

The Centre is part of Goldsmiths' Open Book, a project which works with those from offending and addiction backgrounds to encourage them to take up education. It is led by Open Book's Dyslexia Tutor, Fiona Taylor who comments:

“We’re committed to introducing more women to education. The Centre offers a safe entry point for women, from any background, to come and find out more about the different routes into education. By sharing our own experiences, my team and I can better advise women facing similar issues. Women can find it hard to express the issues that are affecting them in a male dominated environment and are often left feeling isolated, the Centre is a truly safe place where women can discuss any issues that are affecting them.”

The Women’s Drop-in Centre operates an open door policy every Thursday, 11am - 1pm in the Angela Davis Room, 1st Floor, Goldsmiths Students' Union.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I can't help thinking that a drop-in centre contained within an academic building is not ideal.

Should you not be taking your service to where people with these sort of problems live rather then have them come to you in this imposing building?

There is going to be a drug rehab centre at Brockley Cross, a room there would be far better.

Brockley Nick said...

Well one of the issues about the Brockley X centre is that the space is not very big. Doubt there'd be room, let alone the other logistical issues it would present...

Anonymous said...

How does one volunteer to help?

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