Women’s Inequalities Training

Free specialist training from Womankind and Missing Link, developed to raise awareness and understanding of the inequalities faced by women.
Training Description:

Free training session funded by BNSSG Integrated Care Board (ICB) for all mental health practitioners in the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) NHS workforce and all those who work supporting mental health in the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VSCE) Sector who also work or volunteer in the Bristol, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire areas.

This 3 hour interactive training has been designed to help all mental health practitioners better understand the depth and breadth of the inequalities and intersectionality of the women – including those who identify as women – that they are supporting. It looks at what this means over the lifecycle of a woman, and participants will have the opportunity to meet and hear the unique experiences of service users.

This training is relevant for CPD (Continual Professional Development). Slides, notes and other resources will be sent to all participants following the training.

Training Aim and Objectives:

Aim: Build on current practice to develop a deeper understanding of the life complexities women may experience, and the barriers they report in accessing mental health services.​


  • Understand why a greater knowledge of women’s lives is needed throughout the health system.​
  • Develop a deeper understanding of the complexities of the life cycle, diversity and intersectionality of women. ​
  • Explore effective practice through reflective discussion.​
Training Details:

Regularly offered on various days from 10-1pm on Zoom.

To check training dates and book please click here

This training can also be offered at alternative times and days to suit, and also in person to groups at their own venue. Please email Sarah for further information: womankind@missinglinkhousing.co.uk

Feedback from participants:

“As a man, I found it really helpful looking at the barriers facing women at different stages of a lifecycle, and hearing from others on the course about their advice/experiences. The trainers were so welcoming and inclusive.”

“Thank you so much for the training. I found it very engaging and relevant.”

“Thank you, it has been such an informative and enriching training. Would be awesome if this went out to all Health Care Practitioners.”

“I loved the session yesterday! A great 3 hours of reflections amongst like-minded people fed my soul.”

“Thank you for creating this space where we can all learn, share, express ourselves and get ideas for how to make a more equal world”.

*New* Women’s Equity Reflective Learning Programme

What is it?

This project is part of the BNSSG Integrated Care Board’s (ICB) response to the Women’s Health Strategy (July, 2022) and is hosted in partnership by Missing Link and Womankind.

The Women’s Equity Reflective Learning Programme is a free online programme which is fully funded by the ICB. The sessions are designed to deepen our awareness and understanding of addressing inequalities women face in accessing support for their mental health and wellbeing.

As with the Women’s Inequality Training, the session topics have been co-produced with women who have direct experience of accessing mental health services in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG). We will also hear from noted guest speakers who are experts in their field.

Who is it for?

Group participants will be a cross sector collaboration of BNSSG workforce, and the staff and volunteers from Voluntary Community Sector Enterprise organisations who work in supporting women’s mental wellbeing.

Participants must first attend the Women’s Inequalities Training.

When will it be?

The programme begins in November, with different dates, days and times available. It will run again
in January 2024.

How do I sign up?

You can pick the dates and sign up to the programme on Eventbrite once the programme is

Have a question?

You can get in touch with Lydia to ask any questions by emailing her at