UNISON Northern Ireland

Women's Health & History

Event Date: 
18 May 2019 - 13:00 to 19 May 2019 - 15:00


This course is an informal enjoyable weekend which enables women to explore our common history.  It will recall health services before the NHS and look at how things have changed over the past 100 years.  It will explore when your grandmother spoke about the local handy women and what happened when your family could not afford the doctor.  Participants will get a chance to learn about key issues in women’s lives including getting the vote, changes in work practices and the impact of the Troubles on our health.  It will reflect on the idea that though some of today’s issues for women may be different they are no less challenging.     This is an overnight residential course.  Accommodation, food and travel expenses are paid.  Places are limited and will be shared across branches and work roles.

Further sessions of this workshop will be run on 

Sat 23 & Sun 24 Nov, Bushmills