Aspire, St Mark’s The Power of YOU

Is a free workshop exclusive to women living in the local community.


What Is The Power of YOU?

Compassionate Voices CIC are hosting the highly acclaimed women’s wellbeing and empowerment programme at Aspire, St Marks Community Centre, Derby . Over  the past few years. ‘The Power of YOU’ has received  countless recommendations from its workshop attendees and is also used in wellbeing programmes by businesses, councils, women’s centres, high schools/colleges and  charities. More recently, The National Lottery Community Fund has once again funded the workshop, so that we can continue to help women who are struggling.  


Who Is It For?

St Marks  The Power of YOU is for women, who are looking for a lifestyle change and a confidence booster. The Power of YOU has already empowered many females and helped them overcome a wide and varied range of issues – including domestic abuse, redundancy, bullying, loss of a loved one, isolation and sudden illness. It can also support women with low self esteem and mild to medium mental health issues.

The Power of YOU Workshop and its interactive journal gives attendees the courage to share their experiences with each other. The participants rebuild together and soon realise they were never alone. Their new found confidence often crosses over into the Compassionate Voices Community, where sharing our stories is a passion.

COVID19  ruled out almost two years. As the pandemic ran its dreadful course, the lock-downs and sheer anxiety through uncertainty affected our mental health and physical wellbeing.
Normality seems to be back, however, things have changed in our lives.  Whatever your situation, don’t be alone; let The Power of YOU Workshop help you!

The Power of YOU is just the beginning. The Compassionate Voices Community not only has an online Facebook group with a monthly calendar of events but is also branching out with monthly face to face events too.  

Funded by TNL Community Fund, Aspire, St Marks The  Power of YOU Workshop with interactive journal is free for women in the Derby Community.


The full day wellbeing & empowerment workshop  is on Saturday 17th Sept 10:00am – 5:00pm and will include a light lunch and refreshments.

Spaces are limited, so please book your place as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.   


Since 2012, Sharon has helped countless people. Her 3 h’s – humility, honesty and humour makes Sharon’s delivery unique, and her 30 year struggle with mental health issues instantly caught the interest of the national media. Since starting out as an advocate for mental health awareness, compassion and kindness, she has featured in countless publications. The most recognised being Stella Magazine, Bella, Psychologies, Woman’s Own, Scottish Woman, Daily Express and Daily Mirror. Interviews have included ITV’s This Morning with Eammon and Ruth, BBC’s Inside Out and recently BBC Radio 2’s  Jeremy Vine.

Sharon & Jools HollandHer first book Stripped Bare was endorsed by Jools Holland MBE and Dr Mark Williamson, Director of Action for Happiness

Some feedback from attendees

The workshop was like no other I have attended. – Claire
It has been everything I wanted and a whole lot more. – Andrea 
A leap of faith. – Sylvia
A complete game changer – Vicky
An amazing experience Karin


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Book Event

Available Tickets: 9
The St Marks POY ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.


Sep 17 2022


10:00 am - 5:00 pm




Derby Women's Centre
4, Leopold St, Derby, DE1 2HE


Compassionate Voices CIC
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