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Siren to play benefit gig for women’s counselling service

- November 6, 2017

1980’s Brighton feminist and new wave legends, Siren, will be playing a fundraising gig in support of Threshold Women’s Counselling Service at the Sallis Benney, University of Brighton, Grand Parade, Brighton on Tuesday 21st November 2017.

Threshold has played a vital part in women-only counselling provision since 1987, and joined Brighton Housing Trust in 2007  BHT is hoping that funds raised on the evening, and longer term pledges of support, will enable Threshold to maintain a quality service, including a crèche thereby allowing socially isolated women with young children to access its services.

Jude Winter, the keyboard player from Siren, said: “Siren’s songs reflect the politics of the 80s but they are still relevant today, with visual images of the time.  The evening will be a blast of nostalgia, great politics, and foot-tapping music.

“Most of all, it will raise funds for Threshold which provides vital support to women with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, complex trauma, low self-esteem, suicidal thoughts, parenting issues, birth trauma and perinatal depression.”

Sharon Munnings, BHT’s Senior Manager responsible for mental health services, said: “Many of the women have past or current experience of trauma; most living on low incomes, and unable to access other services as they cannot afford childcare,

“We believe that women-only services deliver better outcomes for women.  They have wider societal and economic impacts. Increased confidence and the holistic support offered enables women to better support their selves, their families and improve outcomes for their children.”

Tickets can be obtained online at www.bht.org.uk, from BHT’s head office at 144 London Road, Brighton, or on the door on the evening itself.

By Clare Calder




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