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About Chrysalis

We have been supporting those who identify as women for the past 20 years, evolving into the centre that we are today. We exist to empower and inspire women, so they can reach their full potential and take control of their own life.

We started Chrysalis with just one goal in mind: Supporting, empowering and inspiring females.

Supporting, empower and inspiring females.
Supporting, empower and inspiring females.

We believe that all adults who identify as female should have access to the same support, therapy, and tools, to enable them to achieve their own hopes and dreams regardless of their backgrounds or individual circumstances.

We are here to help you do this! At Chrysalis, we can help by providing the right support and guidance, whether its one to one support or our interactive group sessions. We can help to give you the skills, the tools, and the confidence to make the right changes and give you the opportunity to take control of your life.

Chrysalis 20 years of experience in supporting females.
Chrysalis 20 years of experience in supporting females.

20 years of experience in supporting females.

In the late 90's St Helens Council Youth Service ran a group called the Women & Girls Information & Resource Centre based in Peter Street Community Centre. They offered counselling, and some personal development courses through St. Helens College.

The funding was eventually cut and no longer included women over 18. A group of women got together and formed a committee to keep the support for women going. They started as a single afternoon drop-in which they called Women Support Women (WSW).

A brief history of Chrysalis


We got our first pot of funding.


WSW had to move from its home at Peter Street as the council refurbished. We found temporary accommodation in Windlehurst Youth Centre in a windowless room that acted as an office and a counselling room.


We were able to move to the Parish Church Hall rooms in the town centre. Now we had 3 dedicated rooms (with windows!) and several very dedicated volunteers.


We adopted our own Constitution.


We started paying part-time salaries.


The Youth Service moved from Peter Street Centre so the rooms that WSW originated in were available to rent. We moved back and with two floors we felt like we had so much space.


We changed our name from Women Supporting Women to Chrysalis Centre for Change.


We expanded to become a 5-day provision.


We moved into our new home here at the Beacon Building, rebranded, and adopted a new Constitution.


We became a Charitable Incorporated Organisation.

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Whats happeing at Chrysalis

We are invested in you! We are driven to Support, Empower and Inspire those who identify as females. Take a look at what we are currently offering.


We now offer a range of courses and groups under the name, Transform your Life. These services are named after the main positive attribute that the course or group is inspiring women to become:

Confident Women
Brave Women
Uplifted Women
Empowered Women
Supported Women
Creative Women


We are setting up a Service User Committee to empower our women and make sure we are hearing their voices.

We have a fantastic team who are all driven in the same direct with the same passion to support, inspire and empower women including each other into reaching their full potential.


We continue to change, grow and develop and we have several new services in the research and development phase to help women transform their lives.

These include:

Fierce Women
Serene Women
Safe Women
Well Women
Educated Women

Our Team

Meet the people helping make changes happen.

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Siân Thomas

Chief Executive Officer
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Julie Roby

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Lindsay Vint

Assessor / Facilitator
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Jess Fenney

Admini, Marketing, LGBTQ+ Champion
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Andy Vint

Trustee: Chairperson
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Rita Williams

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Gemma Roby

Trustee: Secretary
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Gail Aspinall

Trustee: Service User Representative