The Perthyn project ran from January 2019 for a year (‘Perthyn’ meaning ‘Belonging’ in Welsh). It was a women’s only project and was funded by the ‘Tampon Tax Fund’ via the mental health charity Mind. This project was a partnership between the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) and the British Red Cross (BRC).
Perthyn was based on a peer-led approach and subsequently, began with the recruitment of peer-leaders. These women were invited to join Perthyn with the transparent aim of supporting them to facilitate the group. In total, 11 women were recruited as peer-leaders. Over time three left the group due to their own personal development and other commitments, leaving a consistent nine.