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What's On Perth

International Women’s Day 2019

March 8th saw us celebrate International Women’s Day. In the lead up, we put a call out to our WHWS community, for contributions of any kind, to see what the women in our area have been up to. We were so pleased with the contributions sent in and we really thank each of you who took the time to share with us your talents.

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Children

5 Tips for New Mums to Manage Work-Life Balance

This is a shout out to all you women out there who are still struggling and juggling between diapers and laptops. Yes! We truly understand your pain. Balancing between work and home can be a tedious and hectic task for sure; especially for new mums.

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Physical Health

My Greatest Period Ever – Fringe Show Review

I never thought I could be passionate about periods, but after seeing a hilarious and heartfelt show at this year’s Fringe festival called ‘My Greatest Period Ever’, I’m considering it. Lucy Peach along with her sweetly attentive husband balance witty self-disclosures, songs, stories diagrams and cartoons to tell the epic monthly tale of a period – in a way that has every woman hooting with recognition and relief.

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Physical Health

I Lost a Friend to Ovarian Cancer

Last year I lost a dear friend to ovarian cancer. Her name was Tam (but she had changed her name to Ocean Moore-Sparkle, because that’s the kind of amazing woman she was, her maiden name was Moore and she believed there should be more sparkle in everyone’s life!) She was amazing!

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Counselling

Relationship Advice for Women and Men

Relationships aren’t always easy. Often when couples are getting married all their time, energy and effort goes into planning the wedding and often little thought is left for how to make the actual marriage work. The same can be seen in relationships.

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Children

Lunchbox Ideas for Busy Mums

Lunchbox ideas for busy mums. It’s that time of year again when my social media feed fills up with posts like “Ok mums, show me your children’s lunchbox inspiration”. The posts are then filled with amazing pictures of bento boxes, freshly rolled sushi and rice paper rolls and fruit cut to look like a frog!

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Mental Health

Have You Put on Your Oxygen Mask?

There is a saying ‘no man is an island’ from a poem by John Donne. That poem, and that line in particular, means many things to many people. I generally think of it as a way to explain that we don’t exist in isolation to everything that is happening around us.

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What's On Perth

International Women’s Day – Is it relevant in 2018?

Today we celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD), this is the 107th annual celebration of IWD and the 80th anniversary of IWD in Perth. This world wide event celebrates women’s achievements and the pursuit of gender equality (and if my trip to the shops today is anything to go by it’s a great marketing ploy to sell active wear, make up and jewellery but I’ll try and leave my soapboxing about that for another day!).

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Children

Bringing Up Great Kids

Bringing Up Great Kids (BUGK) is a group parenting program that runs over 6 weeks and aims to improve your relationship with your children. The program uses ideas of mindfulness and reflection to support parents to review and enhance patterns of communication with their children, to promote more respectful interactions and encourage the development of children’s positive self-identity.

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Hints & Tips

Bullet Journaling

In a digital world, Bullet Journaling allows you to organise your life in an analogue way. What started as a tool to get organised by Ryder Carroll, it has evolved and gone viral on social media. From those who work, students, to even children, Bullet Journals are being embraced by many around the world. From minimalistic monochrome journals to beautifully colourful journals, the Bullet Journal has the potential to consolidate your life into the one book.

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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.