Support for women

The Catalyst Women’s Service

The Catalyst Service provides support to help women to progress by:

  • ensuring a woman-centred approach for individuals and their specific life challenges
  • providing help and support to meet women’s individual needs
  • helping them overcome difficult experiences in their lives
  • building self confidence, skills and community engagement

The service explores opportunities for women to engage with the community through:

  • volunteering on community projects
  • volunteering/work experience
  • education and training
  • career development and wellbeing


We also provide mentoring support, delivered by a team of female volunteers who are sensitive to any past violence or abuse. The support is provided on a 1-1 basis, with a carefully selected volunteer. Support can be provided by attending interviews, emotional support, goal-setting, signposting, lifestyle changes.

Group support sessions are run throughout the year and will cover a range of well-being subjects such as Indian head massage, Aromatherapy and Personal Safety.

“My volunteer is lovely and I felt really well having her as a mentor, so, I want to say thanks again to you for introducing me to her.”

This service is funded by Lloyds Bank Foundation and North Yorkshire’s Community Safety Services Fund.

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