womens health
& family services

Children & Family Support


Images of children and their familes

WHFS offers a number of programs and groups that cater to the needs of women, their children and families.


Programs and Services 


  • Aboriginal Family Support Services 
    This service 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.


  • Family Playing Place (Moort Warrping Warr
    The Family Playing Place is a parenting and play group for Aboriginal parents, caregivers and young children, with a focus on support for Alcohol and other Drug issues.


  • Counselling for Carers (Brochure only)
    This service provides support for people who care for a person with a disability (including parents supporting a child with a disability). Support is offered for people in the areas of wellbeing, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, anger management, coping skills, grief and loss, family and domestic violence and relationship issues.


  • Kids in Focus WA 
    The Kids in Focus Service for Western Australia (KIFWA) offers a comprehensive array of services specifically for children affected by parental alcohol and/or other drug use, and to their families. t also aims to build upon family strengths and resiliency through information, referral and training to Family Service Providers and the AOD sector.


  • Mother's Support Program 
    (Previously the Mental Health Community Outreach Program) This is a free service that provides social emotional support as well as advocacy to women who may be experiencing, or at risk of, a mental health problem, in the inner-city and lower north metro area.


  • Perinatal Mental Health Program, and the Making Sense of Motherhood Program 
    Therapeutic and supportive services to women with depression and anxiety during and/or after childbirth. The Making Sense of Motherhood is a program designed to help women with babies (who are not yet crawling) to develop confidence in their abilities as a new mum and to feel supported in getting to know their baby.


  • PEPISU Women and Children's Program
    PEPISU is a  program that supports women with substance use issues who are pregnant and/or parenting. Additional services are available for children affected by parental Alcohol and Other Drug use.


  • Rural in Reach
    The Rural In Reach (RinR) service provides women living in regional areas with information, support and counselling around various health and wellbeing queries/concerns.



For more Information


To find out more about the individual programs at WHFS, contact us on:

Phone: 6330 5400
Email: info@whfs.org.au 



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