Women’s Health and Wellbeing Services is a not for profit organisation that works with women and families in the community to reduce the impact of mental health problems on families and to help foster growth, for strong women and strong families. Your small change will make a big change!

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hugging is very important
Mental Health

Hugs Anyone?

For the tactile amongst us, and even those who usually prefer personal space, it can be a stretch to go such a long time without a cuddle!

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there are many different board games to play
Children

Board Game Challenge! – 30/4/2020

Wow, I thought keeping kids entertained during regular school holidays was hard! The restrictions we are experiencing these school holidays as a result of Covid-19 are adding a whole new dimension to fighting school holiday boredom…

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Getting better sleep and waking up to views like this
Advice

Creating Healthy Sleep Habits

Getting a good quality night’s sleep is one of the essential foundations to overall health. Its purpose is to rest and regenerate your body and mind so that you wake feeling refreshed, full of vitality and ready to be productive in your day.

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dogs can be really helpful during difficult times
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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mother is exhausted from child
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
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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The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron
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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They put what where?
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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Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation Frocktober
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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let's talk about sex image with condoms
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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individual attempting to do a push up
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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