Meet the Team – Danielle Firth

My name is Danielle Firth and I joined the Nottingham Women’s Centre in November as a part time administrator for the BBO Towards work project.

For the past ten years I have worked for an apprenticeship training provider and a large hire company as part of their training and development compliance team.
During this time I was able to complete several NVQs, a teaching qualification and most recently my CMI Team Leading diploma.

Having only ever worked in the private sector, working for the Nottingham Women’s Centre is something completely different and I am glad I can be part of such a positive working environment that benefits so many Women. In the short amount of time that I have been here, I have always felt welcomed and supported. I look forward to the new challenges and learning more about this sector.

The majority of my time is taken up by my very active 14 month old daughter, she keeps me on my toes. I enjoy taking her to various play groups and activities to keep her busy.
When I can I enjoy going to the cinema and trying new restaurants with friends and family.

Peer support

Nottingham Women’s Centre now has a peer support group, which runs weekly on Wednesdays 13:00 – 14:30. The group is for women to explore their mental and emotional wellbeing in a safe space facilitated by our therapists. This is a talking group, which can explore a chosen theme or involve free discussion.

When we share our lived experience we feel heard, supported and less alone. Women have wide range of coping skills and describe feeling supported but also raising their self-esteem by supporting others.

You do not need to be a member of Nottingham Women’s Centre to attend the group, just turn up on a Wednesday and the staff will make you welcome. Peer support group is free and you do not need to bring anything with you except yourself and your experience.