Empower women with mental challenges living rural areas, by:
Making them aware about their rights
HEROINES training course is designed especially for women living in rural areas and with mental challenges.
This group of women sufers a triple discrimination:
- for being women, - for having a mental health challenge, - for living in rural areas
HEROINES rise awarness among this group of women regarding their rights as a baseline for their empowerment process through writing.
Giving them voice and a tool to express themselves through the writings
The publication of the writings created by the new HEROINES constitute a powerfull means to express and share with the society their experiences, thoughts and emotions.
You can enjoy them in the Narrative Collection.
Fostering their key competences and cognitive skills
HEROINES course and the writing practice enhace the training and development of various key competences and cognitive skills like:
- Critical thinking
- Analytical skills
- Self knowledge and confidence
- Short and long term memory
- Symbolic understanding
- Fine-motor skills
- Language skills
- Organization and planning
- Interpersonal skills
Contributing to their recovery
Scientific evidence supports the therapeutic power of writing, improving not only mood and working memory, but also some physical symptoms.
Whatever format is chosen, writing therapy helps to propel personal growth, practice creative expression, and feel a sense of empowerment and control over the own life.