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Self-Care Manual for Women


“When it comes to self-care there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach. Our Self-care Manual for Women is intended as a step-by-step guide that will help you to establish an approach that best suits you. This is the start of something new – something personal, positive and important. Even more than that, the journey of self-care is intended to support you in establishing and maintaining an approach that fits with your unique life circumstances…your strengths, challenges and needs,” said Self-care Workshop Facilitators, Mariem Omari and Katie Boyle.

What inspired us?

Amina MWRC has been delivering self-care workshops across Scotland since February 2015 under our Ending Violence Against Women Programme. Our workshops provide support for women who have experienced violence, abuse and trauma. Inspired by the feedback our participants gave about wanting a guide to both monitor their own self-care, and provide steps to becoming a facilitator, our new Self-care Manual for Women was created.

What we considered in the design?

The Self-care Manual for Women has been designed to ensure it is intuitive, easy to navigate, and able to be printed off at home. The 39-page manual outlines the Five Dimensions of Health and the self-care tools and activities we have used in our workshops, along with a sample one-day schedule. We also wanted it to be particularly inspiring for women from minority ethnic/Muslim backgrounds, as women from these communities make up the majority of our workshop participants. So we selected quotes that speak to their traditions and their faith.

What next?

The Self-care Manual for Women is currently being translated into Arabic and Urdu, and will be distributed to the women who have participated in our self-care workshops for their use, and/or to support them in future self-facilitated workshops. Train-the-Trainer sessions are also being planned to support women who have participated in our workshops to be able to self-facilitate their own groups.

Where you can get it?

To download your copy of the Self-care Manual for Women please go to https://mwrc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Self-Care-Manual-for-Women-1.pdf

Arabic and Urdu translations will also be available from this link in September.