womens health
& family services

Training for Health Professionals


In addition to women’s medical clinics, WHFS offers a diverse range of health and well-being programs, professional counselling, training and consultation.

The full suite of WHFS presentations, seminars, workshops and training sessions can be tailored to specific group interests and budgets. In addition WHFS offers a professional supervision and consultancy service for individual, group and organisational issues concerning women and families.



How to apply for a Community and Professional Development Service

To find out more about a WHFS community and professional development service or register your interest in attending a presentation, seminar, workshop or training session, please contact the Community Development or Special Projects manager on 6330 5400 or email info@whfs.org.au.




WHFS has a sliding scale of charges depending on your group’s ability to pay. The cost of presentations, seminars and workshops is negotiable up to $150 per hour per presenter.

The cost for training, consultancy and supervision available on request.


Types of Training Available


A wide variety of presentations, training and consultations are offered by Womens Health &Family Services. Please note topics are subject to availability and change. Examples of available topics include:  

Women’s Health 

  • breast awareness
  • continence
  • contraception and unplanned pregnancy
  • fertility
  • menopause
  • menstruation
  • osteoporosis
  • post natal issues including depression
  • pregnancy
  • sexuality issues
  • sexually transmissible infections
  • women’s health and well-being


Integrated Quality Services and Evidence Based Practice 

  • Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) use and gender
  • consumer engagement
  • cultural security consultation
  • integrated care and complex client presentations
  • navigating the health system for you and your client
  • presenting information sessions and workshops to migrant and refugee communities
  • the use of expressive therapies and group work
  • trauma informed practice
  • Working with children and families impacted by parental AOD* use
  • Working with women in prison


Mental Health 

  • anger
  • anxiety and panic attacks
  • depression
  • grief and loss
  • insomnia
  • perseverance and motivation
  • self-esteem
  • stress management


Parenting, Family and Relationships 

  • assertiveness/communication
  • improving communication and strengthening relationships
  • expressive art
  • mental illness, Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) use and parenting
  • parent coaching
  • FIFO/DIDO Family Enhancement
  • the impact of AOD use on families
  • working with children impacted by parental AOD use


Physical Health 

  • body image
  • co-ordination of tailored physical and recreational activities
  • planning, delivering and evaluating physical activity and nutrition programs with vulnerable groups
  • Self-care, nutrition and physical activity


Personal Safety and Security 

  • Culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) women and families impacted by family and domestic violence
  • Home and personal safety
  • Practical planning for retirement



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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