Mental Health Community Outreach Program

The Mental Health Community Outreach Program is a free service, providing social and emotional support and advocacy to women who may be experiencing, or at risk of, a mental health problem, in the inner-city and lower north metro area.
Group programs include:
  • Coffee Morning– an informal support group for women who experience mental health issues
  • Art Therapy groups
  • Advocacy and support (limited)

Referrals

Self referrals are welcome, as are referrals from GPs, mental health clinics, psychiatrists and other health professionals.

Area

The outreach program is funded to assist women who reside in the metropolitan area.

Perinatal Mental Health Program

The Perinatal Mental Health Program provides therapeutic and support services to women diagnosed with or at risk of Postnatal Depression and Anxiety.

Groups central to this program include the:

  • Adjusting to Baby and Change (ABC) group, a 9 week Cognitive Behavioural Therapy based group for mothers with Postnatal Depression and Anxiety.
  • Making Sense of Motherhood Program, which is designed to help women with babies (who are not yet crawling) to develop confidence in their abilities as a new mum and to feel supported in getting to know their baby. See below for further information.

Making Sense of Motherhood

The Making sense of Motherhood Program is designed to help women with babies (who are not yet crawling) to develop confidence in their abilities as a new mum and to feel supported in getting to know their baby. It provides an opportunity for women to share their thoughts and feelings about adjusting to motherhood, and to explore coping strategies with others going through similar experiences.

This program is located at our Joondalup office.

Click Here to download the Making Sense of Motherhood Brochure

Click Here to download a copy of the Making Sense of Motherhood Powerpoint.

Referrals

Women are welcome to self refer or may be referred by their health professional.

For more information

For more information on Mental Health and individual services, please contact us on info@whfs.org.au
If you do not have email or need to speak to someone please call (08) 6330 5400