March 2024, Issue 5
Your mental health Newsletter from Brighton and Hastings Therapy Centres

The International Women's Day Edition

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This Week

Our newsletter comes to you a bit early this week, with a special edition for International Women's Day.

The 8th March every year is International Women's Day. This year's theme is 'inspire inclusion', so it felt very fitting. Inclusivity is one of our core values as an organisation and is part of what drives the work that we do to make psychological therapies accessible to all.

Mental health issues can affect people of all genders, and we see a huge variety of people come to us for support. However, women are three times more likely than men to experience common mental health problems. At the same time, the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) says that over 81% of its counsellor and psychotherapist members are women.
Whatever you make of these interesting gender disparities in our field, we felt it was only right to devote a little time to women this week. So read on for some cultural recommendations, women's health in the news, International Women's Day events for your wellbeing, and a letter from our very own female leader, Kerry Evans.

Women's Mental Health Podcast

Join these two licensed psychotherapists every Wednesday as they explore all things related to women's mental health in a relaxed and informal discussion. Not sure where to start? We particularly loved the episode 'Thriving on the Spectrum', where they explore the autism spectrum and how it impacts women and mothers.

The Calendar


Women’s Voice presents ‘Hear Me Roar… MORE’: A festival for International Women’s Day
Women's Voice are putting on a schedule of empowering and uplifting talks, workshops and performances for this year's International Women's Day.
Saturday 9 March 2024, 11am – 7pm
The Observer Building, 53 Cambridge Road, Hastings, TN34 1DT.
Click here for more information!
LGBTQ+ Community & Service Support Pop Up, Hastings
A reminder that we will be at this pop up on Saturday if you are in the area! Local community organisations and support services available to the LGBTQ+ community and allies will be promoting their work for those looking to access safe spaces, events and service support.
Saturday 9th March 2024, 9:30am - 4pm.
Hastings Town Hall Community Hub, Queens Road, Hastings, TN34 1QR.

Brighton and Hove

International Women's Day Friendly Football Fixture
Local mental health charity Kick Start FC is partnering with Her Game Too to spread awareness and advocate for women’s mental health through a friendly game of football. It's completely free to attend and no experience needed.
Friday 8th March 2024, 7:45pm.
Andover Town FC, Portway Stadium.
Click here for more information!
International Women's Day at Brighton Dome
Brighton Women's Centre are hosting their annual International Women's Day event at The Dome. It's an all-day free and inclusive event celebrating women’s achievements with inspiring speakers, activists and innovators, workshops, art, crafts, campaigns, and fun for all the family. We are particularly keen on the 'Prioritising your Mental Wellbeing' workshop.
Saturday 9th March 2024
Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton BN1 1UE.
Click here for more information!

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A Few Words: From our CEO, Kerry Evans

Being a female leader

When I was growing up “boss” was synonymous with “man”, and though I left education with a healthy amount of self-belief, I found myself employed and managed by men in male-dominated workplaces for the majority of the following 3 decades. They were often men with vision and passion, and I enjoyed supporting them, but I grew frustrated by the lack of collaboration, power-sharing and diversity. It took me a long time to realise that I had a responsibility to step out of my comfort zone if I wanted to help change the culture I was part of.

According to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) more than 81% of its counsellor and psychotherapist members are women. And yet in our field, like many other healthcare and public service professions, there are a disproportionate number of male leaders.
One of the reasons that I became CEO of BTC/HTC is because I am committed to making quality psychological therapies available to all. Another reason is that I believe it is important for organisations to have leaders who reflect the diversity of the communities they serve. This means inclusion of different ethnicities, sexualities, genders, neurodiversities, disabilities and other under-represented identities. Today, on International Women’s Day, at a time when 62% of our organisation’s clients identify as women, I am proud to be a female leader.

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