Healthwatch Kirklees and Healthwatch Calderdale have launched a new project to understand how women and girls over the age of 16 manage their health and wellbeing.

The initiative aims to shed light on women’s challenges and self-care confidence.

Healthwatch knows that people’s voices inspire change. So, to find out what women think, they are asking women from all walks of life to share their experiences and perspectives.

This online survey, which runs until November 30 2023, provides a platform for women to voice their thoughts, concerns and aspirations about their health and wellbeing.

The feedback women provide will remain anonymous and be used to amplify the needs of women and girls to health and social care providers locally and nationally.

Healthwatch Kirklees director Stacey Appleyard said: “Healthwatch recognises that every woman’s health and wellbeing journey is unique, and by understanding your experiences, we can work together with the NHS and health and social care services to shape a future where all women feel supported and empowered in their self-care efforts.”

Get involved:
Between now and November 30 women and those identifying as female can talk to Healthwatch about:  

  1. Health Management: How do you manage your health and wellbeing?  
  2. Confidence Levels: Do you feel able to self-care effectively?  
  3. Ideas for Support: How do you think the NHS and healthcare system needs to help women look after their health and wellbeing? 

  Taking part is easy:   

  1. Just click HERE and let your thoughts be heard.  
  2. Prefer to chat on the phone? Call the friendly Healthwatch team on Kirklees 01924 450379 or Calderdale 01422 412141  
  3. Or send your views via email to