Women’s development programme

25 January 2023

Humber and North Yorkshire (HNY) Health and Care Partnership (HCP) have free places available on a Women’s Development Programme with Barefoot Coaching starting in February. The deadline to apply for a place is 31 January 2023

This programme is aimed at empowering women to reflect on what being a woman means for them, forgetting about any female stereotypes, enhancing confidence and self-esteem, and offering a safe space for women to start speaking their truth and believe in themselves.

Although society has progressed, women do still face a fight for full equality. More women (than men) work part-time, more women find being assertive a challenge, and then there’s navigating childcare responsibilities, maternity leave and not to mention, menopause.

This programme is an opportunity for women to spend time thinking about themselves; to have time reflecting on what they want from life and their career and to build a network with other likeminded women.

The programme consists of five four-hour workshops that take place from 9.30am-1.30pm on the following dates:

  • 16 February 2023
  • 2 March 2023
  • 16 March 2023
  • 30 March 2023
  • 13 April 2023
Who the programme is suitable for

This programme is structured in a way that you can concentrate on what is most important to you and your circumstances.

It is suitable for women and non-binary colleagues working in health and care within Humber and North Yorkshire who want to advance their careers, are going through a life change or transition, want more self-belief, confidence, or assertiveness or simply some time out to reassess and re-evaluate their values, goals and/or purpose.

They particularly want this programme to support women who are from under-represented groups or are working carers.

The course also uses coaching approaches throughout, there is an added benefit in that you will also learn some coaching skills.

How to apply

If you’d like to apply for a place, please email hny.wellbeing@nhs.net with the following information by Tuesday 31 January 2023:

  • why you would like a place on this programme
  • your name, role, and organisation
  • a commitment that you can attend all sessions
  • agreement to be contacted every three months to complete a short questionnaire relating to how you have benefited from attending the programme.
How to find out more

If you’d like to know more before you apply, please email hny.wellbeing@nhs.net.