We hold and host a variety of groups, workshops and presentations to promote your health and wellbeing.
A range of therapeutic, support, exercise, self-help, educational, and social groups are available. These can be facilitated by our staff, by facilitators we pay, professionals from other agencies or by private facilitators who hire the facilities. Before anyone hires our facilities, we assess their credentials, goals for the group, and their capacity to work within our values and approach. We only offer those groups that add value to our services and our community.
Mesh-Injured Women Support group
Third Monday of the month (Starts 18 February 2019) 1:30 – 3pm
The WA Pelvic Mesh Support Group (WAPMSG) is a Facebook Group developed by Australian women who have had mesh implant surgery to treat stress urinary incontinence and/or pelvic organ prolapse. For these women, the complications of their treatment are serious and life-changing. Ongoing anxiety, trauma, managing persistent pelvic pain and the many impacts on daily life are just some of the challenges these women face. If you are experiencing any of these effects from mesh implant surgery, this group is facilitated by a counsellor and has been convened to provide a safe space for women to share their experiences and strategies.
Cost: $5 (includes tea and coffee facilities)
Time Out for Mums group
Wednesdays 10am – 12noon
A warm invitation is extended to all mothers who are experiencing depression, anxiety or stress related to child birth and mothering. You can share with other women who are having similar experiences, make new connections, get and give support in a safe, non-judgmental, respectful and relaxing environment and gain knowledge on how to manage your feelings.
This therapeutic, support group is facilitated by one of our experienced counsellors. The cost is $10 per session for group and crèche facilities. A pre-group assessment is essential for entry into this support group. For assessment bookings please contact us.
Wednesdays 7.30 – 8.30pm
Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength and hope are recovering from compulsive overeating. OA is not just about weight loss, gain or maintenance, or obesity or diets. It addresses physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. It is not a religious organisation and does not promote any particular diet.
For details on how to get involved, please contact us.
Thursdays 11am-1pm (10-week series)
Becoming a mother can be a time of great joy and also a time of mixed emptions. Mother-Baby Nurture is a 10-week group designed to support you and your infant through the early days of parenting as you get to know and respond to each other. It offers a gentle pace to learn how to listen to your infant, to your own self, and to share in the lived experiences of other mothers.
Please call 1800 171 882 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining the next term. Please note you do need to have a discussion with the Mother-Baby Nurture team before joining and it is not a drop-in workshop.
Wise Women’s Exercise group
Thursdays 2 – 3pm
As we get older it is important to stay fit and healthy. The Wise Women over 50 exercise class provides a fun and social way to do just that. Safe, low-to-moderate intensity exercise incorporating gentle aerobic activity, strength, stretching and balance training. This exercise can help to manage weight, blood pressure, blood sugars and cholesterol. It improves fitness, balance, co-ordination and flexibility as well as improving general wellbeing and quality of life, no matter what your age or fitness level. This class is taught by a qualified personal trainer.
Portuguese Women’s group
Thursdays 3 – 4pm
Portuguese speaking women are invited to meet for fun, support, laughter, food, exercise and occasional events. Currently women meet on Thursday 2 – 4pm, join the wise women’s exercise class and then socialise over afternoon tea.
Infant Massage classes
Fridays 10am – 12 noon
Learn how to massage your baby and the benefits for your child. These classes are run when there are women interested on a Friday morning between 10am and 12 noon. The instructor is an experienced paediatric nurse and neonatal specialist with qualifications in infant massage. She offers her services free and charges $25 for the instruction manual and bottle of baby massage oil.
These yoga classes are free. They are taught by student teachers on placement from the Yoga Space for 8 consecutive weeks. You can join for the 8 week course or come on a casual basis.
For more information and to book, please check our Facebook page for up to date details of class times, instructors and contact information.
Health education and promotion events
We offer a program of health promotion presentations and activities that focus on different health issues and other women’s events. These are open to anyone and are free events.
Massage courses and workshops
A program of different courses and workshops are run throughout the year. These include full body, seated, and hot stone massage. A therapeutic full body massage course for beginners includes advanced Swedish massage, an introduction to reflexology and acupressure points, kidney and sinus drainage. The hot stone massage course covers the use of stones in massage for the back and front of the body.
For more information and to register phone Kaye on 0414 408 541