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Welcome to Motherwell Cheshire CIO

Registered Charity ~ 1173554

Inspiring Mums to Shine!

Our Mission

A service provided for women by women, promoting positive health and wellbeing, by offering a range of educational services, holistic therapies and mental health support.

So Why Motherwell?

Motherwell Cheshire has been empowering women on their mothering journey since 2015.


Led by Kate Blakemore, a passionate women’s health advocate and counsellor, Motherwell is run by women, for women. Our specialist team are experts in mental health.


Our mission? To bridge the gap in support services for women’s wellbeing across Cheshire.


Working within the community, we are active in some of Cheshire’s most deprived areas. Women come to us for a range of reasons, via referrals from social care, health visitors, midwifes and GPs.


Through our inclusive approach we build resilience. We help mums deal with the past through counselling, and the present through support work.  We help women look to the future though intergenerational mentoring.


This method has seen even the most disengaged mums become confident and self-reliant again.


Our fundraising is crucial in enabling us to make a difference to women’s lives. To gain a sense of belonging and purpose.


Motherwell’s service is built on women supporting women. Volunteers are trained to become successful mentors or peer support champions. A business model that has proved highly sustainable.


In just 5 years, we have grown from a team of 3 to 8 employed staff, with 23 volunteers.


Our long-term vision, is to open a Women’s Centre in Crewe and Winsford.


A place of comfort and encouragement, where every mum can truly receive the support she needs.

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What do they say about Motherwell?...

“A space of comfort, safety and privacy with a happy, friendly atmosphere.”
“The wellbeing days are incredible and a highlight of the month.”
“I feel supported and valued.”
“Very relaxed and informal. Just what I need as a new mum.”

Supporting every motherhood journey

Few life experiences can bring about such emotional highs and lows, quite like motherhood.
As well as being trained professionals, at Motherwell we are all mums ourselves.  So we understand how easy it is for mum’s own self-care to be pushed way down the list of priorities.
No two motherhood journeys are the same. That’s why Motherwell is proud to support each and every mum on her own unique motherhood path.
Our range of services, from counselling and mentoring, to peer support groups and workshops, empowers mums’ emotional health and wellbeing.
From mums-to-be and new mums, to mums and Grandmothers with children who are fully grown, everyone is welcome at Motherwell.
Whether you need support and someone to talk to, want to make new friends, learn a new skill, or make a difference to someone’s life, you’ll find it all at here Motherwell Cheshire.
Kate Blakemore, Founder of Motherwell Cheshire & Trainer, Counsellor & Speaker

I am Kate, a mum of 3 beautiful children, one daughter and two sons. I love being a mum and enjoy every minute of it! But I am aware of how difficult being a mum can be. I have suffered a birth trauma, ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage and also one of my sons was very poorly when he was born, leading to 6 weeks in Alder Hey hospital. I write this to hopefully show that I come with passion and experience when I set up Motherwell Cheshire. 


I set up Motherwell Cheshire In 2015 and since then it has gone from strength to strength and proving to me that the services that we deliver is important and needed, not just in Cheshire but everywhere! I always wanted to create a community of women that support each other and Motherwell does just that with intergenerational support. 


I am passionate about women's mental help and particularly mums who have had children taken into care. I am the organiser of both Crewe Women's Day and Winsford Women's Day, celebrating international Women's day each year a celebration of local women inspiring and showcasing their successes to inspire and motivate the younger generation, as well as sharing success with peers. 

Please check out my website - for more information. I also have a blog and my own radio show!