The Perthyn project ran from January 2019 for a year (‘Perthyn’ meaning ‘Belonging’ in Welsh). It was a women-only project funded by the ‘Tampon Tax Fund’ via the mental health charity Mind. This project was a partnership between the British Red Cross (BRC) and ourselves.
Perthyn was based on a peer-led approach and 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, eleven women were recruited as peer leaders. Over time three left the group due to personal development and other commitments, leaving a consistent nine.