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Stand Up Sisters

Stand Up Sisters is a women’s empowerment and arts organisation led by and for women with lived experience of mental health issues, substance misuse and sexual/domestic violence based in Bolton. We support women to fulfil their dreams and ambitions. We do this by supporting vulnerable women to find their creative voices and therefore their voice in society and by raising educational attainment. We hold values of respect despite differences in opinion, shared ownership of decision making within the group, collaboration, innovation, strengths and talents focussed. Alongside this we are working towards raising academic achievements by running creative courses and supporting people to gain qualifications, which will lead to increasing the places and spaces women feel confident and increasing employability.

Stand Up Sisters was set up in October 2018 as a women’s empowerment and arts organisation led by and for women with lived experience of mental health issues, substance misuse and sexual/domestic violence and of being a young carer based in Bolton.

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