Womens Health

Have a look at the below resources aimed towards improving women’s health & wellbeing.

Women Friendly Leeds – To mobilise women and girls to have their voices heard, ensure that their needs are considered in all decision making and empower them to lead safer, healthier, equal and more fulfilled lives.

New Facebook Support Group for Mums-To-Be

Baby Bubble Leeds is a closed Facebook support group for mums-to-be who are between 8 and 20 weeks pregnant. The group will support mums until their baby is 6 months old. It is initially rolling out in Beeston, Holbeck, Harehills and Chapeltown. Leeds Community Healthcare (LCH) 0-19 Public Health Integrated Nursing Service (Health Visiting and School Nursing) is working with the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust (LTHT) Midwifery Service to provide dedicated support and advice.

If you come across a mum-to-be in these areas who you think will benefit from joining a group, ask them to speak to their midwife about Baby Bubble or they can email [email protected]. More information is available at www.leedscommunityhealthcare.nhs.uk/babybubble.

Pregnancy – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

For further information contact [email protected] or  [email protected].


  • NHS – Menopause – NHS (www.nhs.uk)
  • Gov press release – cheaper access to HRT for menopause from 1 April 2023
  • The British Menopause Society is an organisation providing information, support and education to medical professionals
  • The Daisy Network – information and support for those going through early/premature menopause
  • HealthTalk – Healthtalk has videos of women talking about living with menopause and perimenopause and what helped them
  • Henpicked – one of the UK’s largest, fastest-growing websites for women, with lots of help and support around menopause
  • How partners can support women through menopause online article
  • Menopause Matters – an independent website providing up-to-date, accurate information about the menopause, menopausal symptoms and treatment options
  • Queer Menopause collective – a group of queer, trans and non-binary folks working to make menopause resources more inclusive and relevant to LGBTQIA+ people, who are generally left out of mainstream menopause education and information
  • Rock my menopause – the public-facing campaign of the Primary Care Women’s Health Forum (PCWHF), a group of 10,000 healthcare professionals with a special interest in women’s health. Their aim is to equip people with the expert menopause information and support they need to become more menopause aware.
  • Women’s health concern is an independent service that provides advice and reassurance to women about their health conditions
  • We would like to make you aware that colleagues within the LTHT Gynaecology Service, in association with colleagues from primary and community care have developed and launched a new web resource, which can be accesses using this link:
  • Leeds Teaching Hospitals Menopause Care (leedsth.nhs.uk)
  • The new LTHT Menopause Care and FAQ pages are aimed at patients, GPs and other HCPs who are looking for information on menopause care including the specialist menopause clinic. We hope it is a useful pit-stop for professional guidance and signposting to other high quality sources of information, as well as a place where patients can see what is offered here in Leeds. If you do visit the site, please help us to develop this piece of work further by completing a short feedback survey which can be accessed via a link at the top of the page.

Forced Marriage

Forced marriage is unacceptable. Everyone has the right to choose who they marry and when they marry. No major religion or faith supports the practice of forced marriage. A forced marriage is defined as where: ‘One or both spouses do not (or, in the case of some vulnerable adults, cannot) consent to the marriage and duress is involved. Duress can include physical, psychological, financial, sexual and emotional pressure’.

  • Government Home Office Website on Domestic Abuse covers domestic violence and abuse in adults and young people aged 16 years and over.
  • Safe Lives – is a UK-wide charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse, for everyone and for good. The website includes information about the health pathfinder toolkit and Cry for Health research. 
  • Refuge   specialist services include refuges, independent advocacy, community outreach projects, culturally specific services and the 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline.
  • Galop – the LGBT+ anti-abuse charity– Emotional and practical support for LGBT+ people experiencing domestic abuse. Abuse isn’t always physical- it can be psychological, emotional, financial, and sexual.

Humans Being

Humans Being has funding to run our Women Supporting Women mental wellbeing courses. If you We are looking for organisations in Leeds who work with women that they think might benefit from a course.

Wellbeing Courses for the Health, Social Care & Voluntary Sector (humansbeing.org.uk)

The courses are run online using Zoom or in person at your venue and are aimed at any group of 8-12 women in Leeds that may benefit from learning wellbeing skills and connecting and sharing with others. These include older women; women dealing with mild or moderate anxiety or depression; domestic violence survivors; trans women; refugees and asylum seekers; mothers; isolated women.

The sessions are run by Humans Being’s experienced facilitators. They are informal and participatory, and encourage women to find their strengths and make changes that will improve their mental and overall wellbeing.