womens health
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List of all Programs

 

All Programs Available at Women's Health and Family Services

[Last Updated: November 2013] 

 

Womens Health and Family Services (WHFS) offers programs that cater to the needs of all women. To find out more about an individual program, simply click on the service name.

To view all WHFS programs by services area (for example Mental Health, or Alcohol & Other Drugs) please visit the main Programs and Services Page

Click title to view/hide the descriptions for each program

Aboriginal Grandparents and Family Support Services (AGFSS)

The AGFSS aims to support and strengthen Aboriginal grandparents and their families through the generations. The program provides information, advocacy and referrals as well as group activities, respite camps and peer support groups. Click here to find out more about this program.

 

Community Talks, Workshop and Activities

Staff at WHFS are available to visit community groups to provide talks, courses, workshops and activities. Nurses, mental health professionals, dietitian, community workers and fitness instructors can give information on a diverse range of topics. Click here to find out more about this program.
 

Counselling Services

WHFS provides a professional counselling service for women over the age of 18. Counselling is short term and available for such issues as depression, anxiety and panic attacks, relationships and past trauma. Click here to find out more about this program.
 

Domestic Violence Advocacy and Support (DVAS) Central

DVAS Central is a free service which helps women who have experienced, or are at risk of domestic violence access support DVAS provides people with a safe and friendly environment to access advocacy, legal and DCP services. Click here to find out more about this program.
 

Drug and Alcohol Program (DAP)

DAP offers individual counselling and group work experiencing issues with their own or someone else’s alcohol or other drug use. Click here to find out more about this program.
 

Drug and Diversity

The Drugs and Diversity project offers services to all women from CaLD backgrounds, regardless of their immigration category or how long they have been in Australia. The project is a prevention program working the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) communities on concerns and issues that can revolve around the use of alcohol, tobacco, prescribed medication, over-the-counter medications and illicit drugs. Click here to find out more about this program.
 

Ethnic Women’s Services

Women’s Health and Family Services run a number of programs and services that cater to the specific needs of CaLD women. Interpreters may be booked to assist with attending services, and bilingual staff members are also available to assist in some programs. Click here to find out more about these services.
 

Medical and Clinical Services

Medical and clinical services provide women’s health information, advice, counselling and support and treatment for a broad range of women’s health issues. Click here to find out more about these services.
 

Mental Health Community Outreach Program( MHCOP)

The Mental Health Community Outreach Program is a free service, providing social and emotional support and advocacy to women who may be experiencing, or at risk of, a mental health problem, in the inner-city and lower north metro area. Click here to find out more about this program.
 

Moort Warrping Warr (Family Playing Place)

The Family Playing Place is a parenting and play group for Aboriginal parents, caregivers and young children. Click here to find out more about this program.
 

Perinatal Mental Health Program

The Perinatal Mental Health Program provides therapeutic and supportive services to women with (or at-risk) of depression and anxiety during and/or after childbirth. Click here to find out more about this program.
 

Multicultural Women’s Advocacy Service (MWAS)

MWAS promotes the safety of women, with or without children, from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds. The service is available to women who are recent arrivals or long-term residents who have experienced, or are at risk of domestic violence. Click here to find out more about this program.
 

Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyle

Nutrition consultations, activities and talks are available at WHFS and coordinated by an in-house Dietitian. Events include cooking workshops, general healthy eating, supermarket shopping tours. All events can be tailored to suit specific group requirements. Click here to find out more about this program.
 

PEPISU Women and Children’s Program

The PEPISU Program provides a range of services for both women with substance use issues who are pregnant and/or parenting, and for their families. Additional services are available for children affected by parental Alcohol and Other Drug use. Click here to find out more about this program.
 

Physical Activity Events

The Community Development Program provides women’s-only exercise classes at various venues around the Perth Metro area. These low cost classes are run in a private, safe, and supportive environment. Click here to find out more about this program.
 

Talks and Workshops for Health Professionals

Womens Health and Family Services staff can provide information sessions and workshops to community groups on a wide range of health topics. Click here to find out more about this program.