Each school term WHFS offers a number of workshops for WHFS clients and community. Bookings are required for these workshops as the number of participants is limited.

The workshops listed below take place at the WHFS Services located in Northbridge (Newcastle Street) as well as Joondalup (Davidson Terrace). Please confirm the location of your workshop before attending.

Learn about the physiological changes post pregnancy and how to safely re-engage in yoga activity. Experience yoga play time activities and massage techniques to positively bond with your baby. Improve your mood, re-build your pelvic floor function safely, gain flexibility & strength plus take home some self help tools for relaxation.

This full four week course is more than yoga and massage, it is a rewarding educational and bonding experience that can be transferred to your home and an opportunity to learn & connect with other mothers like yourself.

Facilitator: Tanja Luck, Womens Health & Family Services

Tanja Luck utilises a variety of mediums from mindfulness & meditation, to yoga & water therapy to support clients. Her background includes, but not limited to: Fitness Trainer/Assessor, Women’s Health Yoga & Dance Instructor, International Aquatic Body Work Therapist, Sports Masseuse, First Aid and Hydrotherapy Rescue Trainer. Tanja has contributed to the Industry as a consultant, author, Lecturer and a National Conference Presenter. Tanja’s motto is that if our minds and bodies are connected through a variety of creative wellbeing modalities, then each and everyone’s potential may be opened to discover we are truly limitless in what we can achieve.

For further information contact Tanja on  tluck@whfs.org.au.

Explore unique ways to bond with your toddler through the practice of Yoga. We keep you focused on your own body as you move through a series of asanas with your little one.

Your Toddler will delight in this connection and probably climb on you (and maybe each other) and experience meaningful fun whilst developing the value of Yoga for life. This WHFS session is for parents of any gender who are no longer in the postpartum physical recovery and who are ready for a more active yoga session.

Suitable for toddlers up to the age of 5.

We will provide your mats, just bring your own light travel blanket and your sense of humour!

 

Come and enjoy a relaxing and restorative yoga and meditation experience at WHFS. These 5 sessions are free and you can come to as many as you like!

To Bring: A towel, water bottle and yoga mat (a yoga mat can be provided on the day if you don't have one)

A pre-exercise questionnaire will also need to be completed on the day. For more information contact bookings@whfs.org.au

You can view the flyer for this program here.

Come and enjoy this interactive nutrition program designed for families with babies and toddlers.

  • Learn how to prepare healthy meals and snacks for your babies and toddlers
  • Learn about nutrition for fussy eaters
  • Discover how to involve your child in food activities around mealtimes
  • Recipe handouts
  • Connect with other women in your community

For more information please contact bookings@whfs.org.au

Heart Beat Club is a community education program that covers emergency response for potential accidents that can occur around the home. Be confident in your response to choking, burns and scalds, drowning and infant/toddler resuscitation.

Location: Lotteries House: Suite 6, 70 Davidson Terrace, Joondalup

Facilitator: Tanja Luck, Womens Health & Family Services

Tanja Luck utilises a variety of mediums from mindfulness & meditation, to yoga & water therapy to support clients. Her background includes, but not limited to: Fitness Trainer/Assessor, Women’s Health Yoga & Dance Instructor, International Aquatic Body Work Therapist, Sports Masseuse, First Aid and Hydrotherapy Rescue Trainer. Tanja has contributed to the Industry as a consultant, author, Lecturer and a National Conference Presenter. Tanja’s motto is that if our minds and bodies are connected through a variety of creative wellbeing modalities, then each and everyone’s potential may be opened to discover we are truly limitless in what we can achieve.

Future dates will be available in August, contact bookings@whfs.org.au for more information.

Heart Beat Club is a community education program that covers emergency response for potential accidents that can occur around the home. Be confident in your response to choking, burns and scalds, drowning and infant/toddler resuscitation.

Facilitator: Tanja Luck, Womens Health & Family Services

Tanja Luck utilises a variety of mediums from mindfulness & meditation, to yoga & water therapy to support clients. Her background includes, but not limited to: Fitness Trainer/Assessor, Women’s Health Yoga & Dance Instructor, International Aquatic Body Work Therapist, Sports Masseuse, First Aid and Hydrotherapy Rescue Trainer. Tanja has contributed to the Industry as a consultant, author, Lecturer and a National Conference Presenter. Tanja’s motto is that if our minds and bodies are connected through a variety of creative wellbeing modalities, then each and everyone’s potential may be opened to discover we are truly limitless in what we can achieve.

You can also view the flyer for this program here.

The '2Wet2GetFit' Aqua Education program is for both mother and baby to bond and maintain their physical and psycho-emotional wellbeing.

Each session is 90 minutes with a health education specialist delivering an educational talk before the water exercise session. Come and enjoy and meet other mothers and their babies.

  • Benefits of water exercise
  • Mental Health & wellbeing for new mums
  • Contraception & sexual health after giving birth
  • Nutrition for breastfeeding mothers
  • Tools to reduce stress

Facilitator: Tanja Luck, Womens Health & Family Services

Tanja Luck utilises a variety of mediums from mindfulness & meditation, to yoga & water therapy to support clients. Her background includes, but not limited to: Fitness Trainer/Assessor, Women’s Health Yoga & Dance Instructor, International Aquatic Body Work Therapist, Sports Masseuse, First Aid and Hydrotherapy Rescue Trainer. Tanja has contributed to the Industry as a consultant, author, Lecturer and a National Conference Presenter. Tanja’s motto is that if our minds and bodies are connected through a variety of creative wellbeing modalities, then each and everyone’s potential may be opened to discover we are truly limitless in what we can achieve.

For more information regarding this program please contact Tanja Luck at tluck@whfs.org.au

You can also view the flyer for this event here.

WHAT IS IT?

The Triple M Program focusses on a mindful approach to both movement and munching (healthy eating) for any client that may not normally create quality time for their overall wellbeing.

The Triple M Program creates a ‘space’ for individuals to keep their complete attention on the experience of food choices they make, and how they adhere to regular movement practices.
All activities slow down thought processes to a moment by moment basis in a grounded space. All of the concepts are drawn from various research sources of mindfulness that state these practices can positively lead to healthier behaviours such as improved eating habits, eating choices and potentially increased awareness of posture, movement plus energy use.

Clients are also supported by our two Key facilitators and a Team of Specialists. A Dietitian, a Physical Activity & Wellbeing Practitioner, and Health Case Worker Specialists.
Together the Team focuses on how to identify, tolerate and reduce difficult, painful and frightening thoughts, feelings and sensations around eating and exercise in a supportive environment. The program encourages mindful practice to give individuals a sense of mastery over their thoughts and feelings with the aim to improve their independent approach to better self-care.

Each session involves a fundamental level of various movement sessions and cooking participation. This is complimented with stimulating mini educational seminars on movement and healthy eating choices, along with topics connected to wellbeing such as the importance of rest, meditation and ways to modify thought processes.

Triple M is programmed to run for a period of six, eight or twelve weeks with the aim of creating behavioral changes. Participants that manage to attend the full duration of the program receive an incentive and certificate upon program completion to celebrate their achievement.

WHO IS IT FOR?

Triple M program can be adapted to different groups of women (and sometimes men).

If you would like more information about this, or any other WHFS workshops, please contact bookings@whfs.org.au.

You can also view the flyer for this workshop here.

#RealTalk workshops aim to educate and empower young women, cultivate confidence, self-respect, and assertiveness in this society dominated by social media and its superficial portrayal of everyday life. These educational/learning modules can be grouped into one day workshops or run as individual modules and then delivered to groups of young teenage women in a safe and supportive environment.

#RealTalk aims to develop young women’s inner self worth, and tap into ‘what matters most’. This values based approach nurtures self-worth, which feeds into all aspects of everyday life – worthy of good friends and healthy relationships, worthy of having an opinion and being heard, worthy of setting goals and achieving them, and worthy of feeling safe at all times. When young women feel worthy and are given the information and tools to fully express themselves, they are more likely to make healthy decisions, be more resilient, and achieve personal goals.

Key topics covered in #RealTalk workshops include social media, e-safety, body image, self-esteem, mental health, relationships, and sexual health.

If you are interested in learning more about #RealTalk workshops, please contact Shantelle Botha via email sbotha@whfs.org.au, or call 6330 5400.

The HEAT Program is an 8 week anger management program for young people aged 12-18 years old.  The program is an early intervention, strengths based, solution focused program that incorporates Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Music Therapy, and Mindfulness. It aims to help adolescents improve their emotion regulation skills, self-awareness, communication skills, conflict resolution skills, values and moral development, and learn healthy ways of expressing their emotions, in particular, anger.

The program has three main components:  arousal management (identifying how anger is triggered), cognitive restructuring (changing thinking & analysis strategies), and pro-social skills training (teaching alternative responses using a values-based approach). A general focus on interpersonal problem solving and assertive communication is expected to replace aggressive behaviors with pro-social behaviors and to prevent automatic aggressive responses.

The HEAT Program is currently being piloted at High Schools across the Perth metropolitan area. If you are interested in piloting the HEAT Program at your school, within the community, or if you would like to learn more about the program, please contact Shantelle Botha via email sbotha@whfs.org.au, or call 6330 5400.

For some workshops there is a crèche (child minding) available. Bookings are essential. A gold coin donation is appreciated.

Besides the community workshops that run each term, WHFS also has a number of groups.  More information about these is available here.

WHFS staff can present workshops at your community venue in Perth. Please contact us on 6330-5400 or on bookings@whfs.org.au  for further information.

If you are a service provider and are interested in finding out about professional development activities for you or your organisation, please see the Training for Professionals page.