Our grant supported the organization of a local International Women’s Day (IWD) event for the women of Leith and surrounding areas to celebrate diversity and unity whilst promoting positive mental health and well-being.
An elderly Sikh woman recently lost her husband and isolated herself within her home since then. Members of her family were involved in the IWD event and so she came along to assist in looking after her granddaughters. She was convinced to try a couple of alternative therapies and encouraged to take her granddaughters to some of the activities. By the end of the day she had a really happy experience with her daughters and granddaughters. The family acknowledged that this was the first time their mother had partaken in any social event since the death of her husband.