Women's Health and Information Support Centre (WHISC)

Women's Health and Information Support Centre (WHISC)

At a glance

Causes

  • Women

Other details

Organisation type: 
Charity
Geographical remit: 
Local

Objectives

The Women’s Health and Information and Resource Centre (WHISC) was established in 1984 by a group of women from Vauxhall, Liverpool who wanted to feel more empowered to take care of their own health and wellbeing. Over the last 38 years, we have supported thousands of women and their families to improve their lives and overcome challenges.  

Our team support women’s health and wellbeing, through the provision of support services, complementary therapies, self-help, exercise classes and health education. We empower all women with information, free support and activities that combat isolation and improve wellbeing. As well as offering services directly from our central Liverpool community centre, we deliver outreach activities to communities of women from across the Liverpool city region.  

We believe all women should be respected, and girls should grow up with high self-esteem. No one should experience barriers to getting the information, support and care they need for them to achieve optimum health.   

Our Vision 

Helping women to thrive. 

Our Mission 

Empowering women in the Liverpool City Region with knowledge and person-centred support to become the best version of themselves. 

Our Values 

At WHISC our values are really important to us. We know it’s not always easy to reach out for help, so helping women to feel comfortable and able to be themselves is at the heart of everything we do.  

Empowering 

  • We support women to become more aware of their choices. 

  • We are led by women's needs. 

  • We will not encourage or foster dependency. 

Supportive  

  • We listen; it’s at the heart of everything we do. 

  • We are warm, kind and non-judgemental with everyone we come into contact with. 

  • We work with other agencies to ensure women have the wraparound support they need. 

Open 

  • We welcome all women and embrace their individualities. 

  • We’re available and accessible in person, by phone and in virtual spaces. 

  • Our advice and support is always honest and sincere. 

 

Responsive 

  • We act swiftly with enthusiasm and passion, providing care the moment a service user contacts WHISC. 

  • We listen to women and personalise our approach accordingly. 

  • We develop trusted relationships with service users, colleagues and third-party organisations to provide the very best support. 

 

Safe 

  • Confidentiality and compassion are at the heart of what we do. 

  • We adapt our approach to support women from all walks of life and signpost to other organisations when it is right to do so. 

  • We understand what our service users need to feel safe when accessing support. 

Activities

WHISC offers a range of services and activities to help women from across the Liverpool City Region to access support and information in a gender-sensitive and trauma-informed way. Our offers include:

 - One-to-one listening ear sessions in-person or by telephone

 - One-to-one mental health support

 - Activity groups to reduce isolation to build confidence

 - Women's health course, empowering women through training and information

 - Outreach activities in communities across the City Region. 

Current opportunities

WHISC is looking to bring together leading in the World of Female Health to host an event in Liverpool.  The focus of the event will be women’s...

We are looking to hire a dynamic and enthusiastic Fundraiser on a part-time basis (hours to suit) to lead the community fundraising initiatives...

The Women’s Health and Information and Support Centre (WHISC) is looking to expand and diversify our Board and are looking for Trustees who are...

 We are looking for someone who is keen to 'give back' through volunteering to join our board who is experienced financial management and...