Q&A Events for Women in Yorkshire with Dame Penelope Wilton

Posted: 7th November 2016

By: WiRE Team

Dame Penelope Wilton of Downton Abbey, Calendar Girls, Ever Decreasing Circles and Olivier Award winner for her performance in Taken At Midnight, will be participating in a Q and A session hosted by Kyra about her career and the work she does in supporting us

Thursday 17th November 2016, Quad South Hall York St John University

5.30pm for light refreshments

6pm welcome from Kyra Women’s Project

Tickets £12

About the KYRA Project

Founded in 2013, the Kyra Women’s Project was the brainchild of Yvonne Copley. Yvonne was aware that after any intervention or when people are feeling vulnerable and alone, there is a need for support. Through research and after meeting with a range of organisations in York, she learned that many women had to wait a considerable length of time to receive the specialist intervention and support they desperately needed. This occurred at a time when they were vulnerable, often isolated and at risk of making poor decisions. In addition, a lack of support following formal specialist treatments diminished their effectiveness of primary intervention and its outcomes. The Kyra Women’s Project began as a support centre for women, run by women, that provides encouragement, companionship, information, training, and importantly, a sense of belonging. Kyra supports women to help overcome challenges and make change in their lives. It acts as a support group to prevent a relapse in behaviour and develop new habits.