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Each school term WHFS has a number of groups for WHFS clients and their children. Bookings are required for all groups as spaces are limited.

The times and dates listed on this page can change. It is important to contact WHFS to confirm the day and time of the group.

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

View our calendar of current Groups

Term 3, 2022

Download the calendar For group descriptions see below.

Crèche

For most groups a crèche is available. Bookings are essential. A $5 donation is appreciated.

  • AGFS Play Group

    This group is for families and their young children. It features arts and crafts, sing-alongs, dress ups, fun outings and guest speakers.

     

  • Adjusting to Baby and Change

    Parenting support for mums in the community experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, postnatal depression and/or anxiety. Help with building confidence and self-esteem to foster recovery.

    Adjusting to Baby and Change Flyer

  • Anorexia Bulimia Group – Body Esteem Program

    Support for women (18+) experiencing eating disorders: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating. Making informed decisions on health and wellbeing, along with sustainable changes assisting recovery.

    BEP Group Flyer

     

  • Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program

    The Day Treatment Program is a ten-week psychoeducational group designed to offer education and support if you are experiencing difficulties with your alcohol and / or other drug use.

    The group will provide information and allow opportunities for discussion with other group participants with the aim of developing skills and a better understanding of how to cease or reduce the harm associated with your alcohol and / or other drug use.

    The Day treatment program is an open group /rolling group so participants can join at any time. Participants of the day treatment program are also encouraged to attend SMART recovery to help support their program.

    No appointment necessary, just walk on in!

    Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program Flyer

    Contact wellness@whfs.org.au

    or call Karen on 0415 729 877

  • AGFS Art Peer Support Group

    Clients from the Aboriginal Grandparents and Family Support Program as well as Alcohol and other Drug Service clients are invited to come have a coffee, chat and participate in arts and crafts.

  • Be Well Recovery Group

    A support group where women can focus on recovery and life skills for mental health and wellbeing, whilst connecting with others. A relaxed environment to share, socialise, and learn new skills. Activities include wellness, self-management, mindfulness, cooking, movement, health focus.

    Be Well Flyer Joondalup

  • Be Well Art Therapy Group

    An 8 week creative program involving art therapy and visual arts in a therapeutic way. Art can help us understand and work through feelings, events and aspects of our lives.

    Be Well Art Therapy Flyer

  • Circle of Security Groups (COS)

    Programmes designed to help parents improve their relationship with their child, and how to understand and manage their behaviour. Aims to strengthen parent-child relationships.

    We run several Circle of Security groups open to different demographics throughout the year. In Term 3 we will be running a KIF COS and a PNMH COS.

    PNMH Circle of Security Flyer

    KIF Circle of Security Flyer 

  • Coffee Talk

    An online forum to discuss health topics in a safe and welcoming environment.

    Join the Facebook group to tune in:  https://www.facebook.com/womensrecoverycommunity/

  • Get Off, Stay Off (GOSO)

    A prevention group for women aiming to prevent alcohol and other drug relapse through strengthening the motivation to overcome AoD issues.

  • Mens Recovery Group

    A peer support group run in partnership with the Mens Recovery Community for men dealing with alcohol and other drug and/or mental health issues. Aims to provide a place where men can be heard and feel understood by people who may have had similar experiences.

    Men’s Recovery Group Flyer

  • Recovery College

    An open educational community run by peers, exploring different topics each week. To see what topics we will be covering in term 3, please see the Recovery College Flyer below.

    Recovery College Northbridge

    Recovery College Joondalup

  • SMART Recovery Group

    SMART (Self-Management and Recovery Training) for people who want to work through any behaviour change.

    SMART Recovery is a free group program to help any problematic behaviour including addiction to alcohol or drugs, gambling, shopping, food, internet, relationships, or others.

    Guided by trained peers and professionals, participants come to help themselves and help each other in a safe and supportive space.

    No appointment necessary, just walk in!

    SMART recovery women only flyer

    Contact wellness@whfs.org.au or call Karen on 0415 729 877

    https://smartrecoveryaustralia.com.au/find-meetings/#:~:text=Facilitator%3A%20Mary-Anne,register/tJUtdeCqqT4rGNOG2Zc4UOA9WFaWHP8hpRxA%22%26gt%3B

  • Tai Chi (Beginners and Intermediate)

    A class designed to begin your Tai Chi journey in a social setting, learning slow, gentle and tranquil movements to enable harmony in mind and body.

    Tai Chi Beginner Flyer

    Tai Chi Intermediate Flyer

  • Tuning into Teens

    Tuning in to Teens is a 6 week parenting program
    designed to assist parents to establish stronger
    relationships with their teenage children.

    The program provides parents with a greater
    understanding of their teen’s emotional experiences while
    teaching specific skills that can assist in being supportive,
    empathic, and staying connected with the young person.

    Tuning into Teens Flyer

  • Walk, Talk and Stretch

    A casual physical activity group involving walking, stretching and informal talks on a variety of health topics. The walks vary in length and cater to all levels of fitness.

    Walk, Talk and Stretch Flyer

  • Walking Groups

    A regular walking group providing physical activity and social support; the walks vary in length and cater to all levels of fitness.

    Walking Group Flyer

  • Womens Empowerment Nights

    A supportive, peer led group for women. Each week explores a different topic and activities to encourage and support eachother and build on strengths. Offered both face-to-face and online.

    Womens Empowerment Night Flyer

Bookings

For more information or to book your group and/ or the crèche, please contact WHFS.

Our preferred contact method is e-mail, info@whfs.org.au

If you need to speak to someone, please ring 6330 5400.

Community Workshops

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

For more information on workshops for WHFS clients and community

View Community Workshops

For more information or to book your group and/ or the crèche, please contact
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(08) 6330 5400 info@whfs.org.au