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Mental Health

Holding on to sweet nothing!

I saw a funny article’s headline today: ‘Introverts joy of lockdown getting ruined by extroverts filling their schedules with video appointments’.. followed up by the wistful caption: ‘The struggle is real.’

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Children

Catching your breath during parenting…

Before becoming a parent I had quite firm ideas in my mind of what it would be like. Of course I would be able to continue working the way I was beforehand. Travel? No problem. Working from home, no problem, I will just log in when the baby sleeps and get a good couple of hours in.

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Children

Toilet Training Workshop at Women’s Health & Wellbeing Services

Women’s Health & Wellbeing Services, together with Communicare are pleased to be running a FREE Toilet Training Workshop at our office in Gosnells on Thursday the 27th of February 2020. From 6.00pm – 7.30pm. This informative workshop aims to provide you with knowledge and tools to help you through this stage with your child. 

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Advice

The Artist’s Way

The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron is a unique book in that it encourages anyone who reads it to remember that they we ALL are creative beings, having been created from a divine source. It doesn’t matter what you believe about yourself and your own creativity (or perceived lack of), or what you believe spiritually, this book will awaken a long-forgotten part of you.

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Advice

Talking to your kids about Sex (gasp!)

Does the idea of talking to your children about sex fill you with dread? Or are you keen to open up a conversation (or a few conversations!) but don’t know how? Are you worried about what children are exposed to online and/or about pornography?  Recall how you learnt about sex – was it helpful or not? What would you like to do differently with your children? What would you like them to know that you didn’t? So. Many. Questions!

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Physical Health

Frocktober for ovarian cancer

In the month of October, staff member Melanie ran a campaign for Frocktober (https://www.frocktober.org.au/) and raised over $1400. What is Frocktober? Frocktober is an annual event run by the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF;  https://www.ocrf.com.au/) to raise much needed funds (research is severely underfunded) and awareness about ovarian cancer.

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Advice

Let’s talk about sex!

Sex – none of us would be here without it – and yet for many people it’s a topic of awkwardness and embarrassment. Every person is a sexual being, and sexuality is an important but often overlooked aspect of living a contented and full life, not matter what age or sexual orientation you are.

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Challenge

The Push Up Challenge

Have you heard about The Push Up Challenge? It is a challenge that runs from the 8th to the 28th of July and it is raising awareness for mental health and raising funds for Headspace. This year I decided to participate in the challenge and it wouldn’t be doing much to raise awareness if I didn’t actually tell people about it.

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Food & Drink

Foodie Fridays – Down South Edition

Welcome everyone to the special ‘Down South” Edition of Foodie Fridays. I have just got back from a trip “down south” to Ferguson Valley, then Manjimup for Truffle Season, and Margaret River, so I thought I would share some exciting foodie experiences from my trip.

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Food & Drink

Foodie Fridays – Edition 1

Welcome to the first edition of Foodie Fridays. As most of you probably already know I’m a bit of a self-confessed foodie who loves cooking, eating and dining out. So I thought once a fortnight I would do a quick whip around of all things food related – recent restaurants I’ve tried, recipes and fun food facts. I hope everyone enjoys!!

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Children

8 Parenting Tips

Parenting is not easy! There is no manual for parenting and not only do you have to learn as you go along but by the time you have got it sussed the children have grown out of that stage and it’s time to learn again!

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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.