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Talks for Communities

 

As part of the Community Development initiative, WHFS staff can provide information sessions and workshops to community groups on a wide range of health topics. Health professionals such as nurses, mental health workers, nutritionists, community workers and fitness instructors, can come to your community centre or events to help discuss a range of topics. Sessions can be arranged at the WHFS main building in Northbridge.

 
If you a health professional interested in finding out about professional development events for yourself or an organisation, please see the Training for Professionals page.
 
 

Talk subjects include:

 

  • Women’s Health Issues
    Breast awareness, Pelvic Floor, Menopause, Menstruation, Osteoporosis, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Endometriosis, Pap smears/tests, Premenstrual Tension, Sexuality
     
  • Alcohol and Other Drugs
    Prescription Drugs, Non-Prescription Drugs, Alcohol, Smoking 
     
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
    Stress, Insomnia, Alternative Medicine/Therapies, Relaxation, Pain Management, depression, Money, Entertainment and Health, Problem Gambling, Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Post-natal Depression Anxiety and Panic Attacks.
     
  • Nutrition
    General Healthy Eating, FOODcents, Healthy Eating Pyramid, Cutting Down on Fat, Salt & Sugar, Portion Sizes, Reading Food Labels, Healthy Lunchbox Ideas for Kids, Calcium and Iron in Your Diet. 
     
  • Other Subjects
    Relaxation, Welcome to W.A., Basic information on Drugs and Alcohol, Stay on Your Feet, Getting a Better Night’s Sleep.
     
  • Reproductive Health
    Pregnancy and Childbirth, Infertility, Contraceptives, Natural Family Planning, Abortion 
     
  • Sexual Health
    Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), HIV/ AIDS, Vaginal Health, Cystisis, Vaginal Infection, Safer Sex, Gardasil  
     
 
 

Talks for Rural Communities

 

WHFS can also provide talks for rural communities as part of the Rural In Reach Program. These talks can be accessed through participating Community Resource Centers and Women's Centers. To find out if your local service can access these talks click here, or for a list of rural talks, check out the upcoming events page.

 

Interpreters and Bilingual Services

 
WHFS staff are happy to use interpreters or bilingual workers.
If an interpreter is required for your group, please discuss this with us at the time of booking.
 

Cost

 
We have a sliding scale of charges for our community talks ranging from a gold coin donation to corporate rates depending on your group’s ability to pay. For more information on the cost of workshops for health professionals and organisations, please visit the Training for Professionals page.
 
 

For more information and bookings

 
If you would like to find out about talks and workshops for community groups, training for health professionals and students, or other community development services at WHFS, please contact us on:
 
Phone:          6330 5400
Email:           info@whfs.org.au
 
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