International Women’s Day 2018



International Women’s Day is back! On Thursday 8th March, Deaf Action will be hosting a day of free activities and lectures for women BSL users here in our Albany Street office from 11:00 – 20:00.

Now, more than ever, there’s a strong call to motivate and unite friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive. With a fantastic programme throughout the day, you can pick and choose what you would like to attend. For more information or to RSVP please email

10:30 Arrival Tea & Coffee Registration
11:00 am Start – Leah Introduction, H&S, Ground rules
11:10 – 12:00 Mindfulness, Trudi Collier, BSL fluent counsellor, Lothian Deaf Counselling Services
13:00- 14:30 Dementia Awareness, Lucy Clark, Access and Inclusion (Dementia) Officer, BDA, Glasgow
14:30 -15:30 Life experience as a Deaf Blind person, Debra Wherrett
15:30 – 16:00 BREAK
16:00 – 17:00 LGBT awareness, Alison Wren, Mental Health Development Worker, LGBT Health and Wellbeing, Edinburgh.
17:00 – 17:30 Skin Care workshop, Mitra Rostami, Project Worker for Bright Choices, Edinburgh
17:30 – 18:30 Newspaper Upcycling workshop, Fahmida Huczewska, South Asian Community Link Officer, Communities for Conservation, Edinburgh
18:30 – 19:00 – BREAK
19:00 – 19:30 International Womens’ Day, Leah Kalaitzi, Adult Learning and Health Access Officer, Deaf Action, Edinburgh
19:30 – 20:00 Closing Final Questions or Comments & Evaluation

Bookable activities:
Massage session with Sheena Curran: 16:00- 19:00
Make-up session: Times tbc
Please book in advance by emailing

Beverages will be provided throughout the day.

Please note this event is for deaf or hearing  British Sign Language (BSL) users only.