The Aman Group aims to improve the quality of life of women in particular South Asian Women who have little or no social interaction, improving their holistic wellbeing.
The group works as a team to address the issues of women in particular, whose heritage is India. Enabling these women, who often only have memories of their roots, feel proud of their culture and diversity that they bring to Sandwell – The Black Country – England.
This social interactive group encourages women over 18 through to 90+ to express themselves in a safe environment with like-minded individuals, who would not normally access generic services due to culture and language barriers that exist in their communities.
The driving force of the group is an approach which is person centred and holistic. This includes an awareness of and respect for how differing cultures can affect women. A safe place for women to voice their concerns about physical, mental health and safeguarding along with sharing family news.
The Aman Group is made up of Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, English and African Indian Women, that come from very diverse backgrounds and have different cultures, languages, religion, food and clothing. They certainly have different needs. Things which are in common are, they are mostly older women, isolated, suffer from long term illness. The group tries to combat isolation by providing a social group which has some structured activities such as stress management techniques, arts and crafts, workshops on self-development, singing and dancing, education and informed sessions.
Each session starts with chair-based exercises or a local walk, followed by an informative session explaining health related issues simply and clearly, followed by a question-and-answer session. Topics for the women are chosen by the group. The sessions are fun and interactive and give women the chance to build knowledge and confidence.
Tuesday 10-12 Brasshouse Community Centre, Brasshouse Lane, Smethwick B66 1BA
Thursday 10-12 Wednesbury Museum & Art Gallery, Holyhead Road, Wednesbury WS10 7DF
Friday 10-12 West Bromwich Library, 316 High Street, West Bromwich B70 8DZ
Exercise, walking, informative healthcare sessions, socialising, discussions, dancing and singing, social outings, creative activities, cooking, visits and outings, support and wellbeing, confidence building, mindfulness, family health, politics and Asian culture, lifestyle choices, intervention, support and advocacy service.