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Mental Health

The Way It Was Is Not The Way It Has To Be

Having my second child, presented many challenges. Ones that would later define my mental health and put me into a mother and babies unit. Admitting defeat and being placed there was the last thing that I ever wanted but it was the way it happened.

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Advice

What If You Haven’t Found Your Passion!?

Once we uncover our ‘passion’ there’s no stopping what we can achieve, right? Popular culture tells us that harnessing our ‘passion’ will unlock the secrets to the universe. Destiny will be our guiding light and we’ll be jumping out of bed with a purpose-driven zest for life that will make everything before seem like a dress rehearsal.

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Advice

Love Thy Labia!

The relationship status most women have with their private parts is ‘complicated’ to say the least. Unlike our male counterparts whose parts dangle in the open breeze, our genitalia is a hidden mysterious world. Discoverable only after some serious limbering up, a few yoga poses and a hand mirror, you could say it requires some commitment!

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Advice

Me Time Guilt

So often I see my partner lying on the couch without a care in the world while the laundry basket is overflowing, dishes are on the counter and the floor is covered in cat hair. Why is it that as Women we feel guilty doing nothing- something that our kids and partners do without thought?

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Advice

Life Balance. Basically just a funny Seesaw GIF…

Life balance. Where is it? Can I buy it? Can I study it? How do I actually obtain this fictious myth that I can have some form of balance in my life because at the moment (well actually, the last 8 years) (side note, happy 8th birthday to my son in December, coincidence, I think not) my life feels more like this GIF below, than balanced. 

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Advice

Life Grid

Becoming a mum for the first time (or third time) is amazing, it’s wonderful, it’s all you’ve ever dreamt of (for some mums, for others it is definitely not what they were expecting and not what the Huggies Ad makes it out to be!). From the moment they place the baby in your arms your life is changed forever.

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Advice

Kasey’s Perth Dining Out Guide

The highly anticipated, Perth Dining Out Guide is here! Kasey is a psychologist at WHWS but also has an incredible passion for cooking and exploring all of the amazing culinary delights around Perth. Before she abandons us to move back home to Sydney, she has kindly put together this guide. Each restaurant is rated out of 5 for quality and service and out of 3 for a price guide.

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COVID-19

Thank You Lotterywest and WA Labour Government

Covid has brought with it many things, it is easy to list the negatives that come with a pandemic. For a minute I want to look at some of the positives that (Gosnells Women’s Health Service trading as) WHWS has experienced as a result of the Covid-19 restrictions.

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Covid-19 Information

In the event of a lockdown or mandatory mask regulations due to the changing Covid 19 situation, WHWS will conduct all session via telephone or telehealth sessions.

We understand that face to face sessions are ideal, but for your safety and the safety of our therapists, we appreciate you staying home during this time. Communication can actually be better over telehealth phone call or video, as it means no prolonged mask wearing during your session.

When restrictions ease, we can resume in person sessions. Thank you so much for your understanding and flexibility during restrictions. If we can answer any questions or support you further during this difficult time, please don’t hesitate to get in touch at info@whws.org.au or by calling 9490 2258.