Women’s Health

Ladies of STARFLEET International!

Welcome to the quiet corner office dedicated to the Ladies of STARFLEET International, which ever Region or Chapter you are involved in.

My brief is wide ranging and I look forward to hearing your stories, sharing your joys and listening to all your wonderful words of wisdom as we come together as family and friends.

If I had to describe myself as any one of the famous Star Trek Captains, I would have to choose Kirk.  Oddly, not the old Kirk (my heart was given to Spock Prime when I 10 years old – definitely a one-sided love affair), no it would have to be the new Kirk.  Not that I would call myself dashing or indeed fit, rather I am  bit unorthodox in my approach and in my own quiet way,  a rebel.Although sometimes, on rare occasions – my inner Klingon has been known to surface.

I would love to hear from you, rebel or no and if you want to get involved in this project I please use the Contact Us form, and I will get back to you as soon as I can.



CAPT Amanda Barrow, STARFLEET International
Team Leader, Women’s Health Issues



The Loss of a Child

I am reminded of those late evenings so very long ago now, when I tidied up a different kind of mess long after the children had gone to bed.

Read Georgina’s heartbreaking sad memoirs of the life and death of her tiny son, Charlie….  Read More

7th September 2016


Secondhand Smoke and Cancer

“But for the grace of God, it could have been me.”

During my Secondary School years (11 – 16)  you would always find groups of children hiding in the bike sheds or behind the gym smoking.  Fortunately for me, I was never involved in any of those groups.  Indeed I absolutely dreaded those words coming out of the class teacher mouth…   ‘there’s the bell – get your coats and go outside in the fresh air for play time.’ while they retreated to the warmth and safety of their staff room.  Visions of the Carry on Teacher come readily to mind.

I grew up in a home where both parents smoked and lived in a smog filled environment for all of my childhood.

And I hated it.  …..  Read More

25 August 2016