We are proud to inform you that one of the HEROINES groups at INTRAS Foundation started the HEROINES pilot course last 21st October. It is taking place in Peñafiel, a town in the province of Valladolid. So far, we have a group of seven women with mental health challenges meeting every Wednesday morning to reflect, write and spend time with other women in a safe environment.
The first impressions from the two trainers and one volunteer person (working all of them as facilitators) are very positive: interesting, deep and sensitive topics and words brimming with truth came up. So far, our main aim is that our “heroines” feel that they have a space to share, express and know themselves.
After all the work done to develop the HEROINES training materials, here we are really excited about the implementation of the course with our users. Our only concern now is about COVID-19, we hope we can continue with the face-to-face sessions until the end of the course. Anyway, we have to overcome these difficulties and the heroines that inspire the curriculum are a great model for us also during these hard times.