womens health
& family services

Mental Health Services


Womens Health and Family Services offers individual counselling, group support, advocacy and outreach services. WHFS has a number of programs that provide these services to women.

Programs and Services

  • Body Esteem Program Icon New (Content)
    The Body Esteem Program (BEP) is a service which offers support for women living with eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder.
  • Clinical Advice and Support
    Clinical information, counselling and support services for women's medical issues are available by phone, in one-to-one sessions, or in group sessions at our centre in Northbridge.
  • 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.
  • Counselling for Abuse by Health Professionals
    CAHP is a free specialised program for women who have experienced trauma of some kind whilst seeing a health professional.
  • Mental Health Community Outreach Program
    The Mental Health Community Outreach Program (MHCOP) 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.
  • Partners in Recovery Icon New (Content)
    Partners in Recover (PIR) supports the unmet needs of people with severe, persistent mental illness, as well as the needs of their carers and families, through the provision of outreach and advocacy services.

  • 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.
  • Talks on Mental Health Issues
    Counsellors are also available to run workshops and give talks to community groups on mental health issues. 


For more information

If you would like more information on the WHFS Mental Health Services, please contact us on:
Phone:           6330 5400
Email:            info@whfs.org.au
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