As part of the Community Development initiative, WHFS staff can provide information sessions and workshops to community groups on a wide range of health topics. Health professionals such as nurses, mental health workers, nutritionists, community workers and fitness instructors, can come to your community centre or events to help discuss a range of topics. Sessions can be arranged at the WHFS main building in Northbridge.
Talk subjects include:
- Women’s Health Issues
Breast awareness, Pelvic Floor, Menopause, Menstruation, Osteoporosis, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Endometriosis, Pap smears/tests, Premenstrual Tension, Sexuality
- Alcohol and Other Drugs
Prescription Drugs, Non-Prescription Drugs, Alcohol, Smoking
- Mental Health and Wellbeing
Stress, Insomnia, Alternative Medicine/Therapies, Relaxation, Pain Management, depression, Money, Entertainment and Health, Problem Gambling, Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Post-natal Depression Anxiety and Panic Attacks.
General Healthy Eating, FOODcents, Healthy Eating Pyramid, Cutting Down on Fat, Salt & Sugar, Portion Sizes, Reading Food Labels, Healthy Lunchbox Ideas for Kids, Calcium and Iron in Your Diet.
- Other Subjects
Relaxation, Welcome to W.A., Basic information on Drugs and Alcohol, Stay on Your Feet, Getting a Better Night’s Sleep.
- Reproductive Health
Pregnancy and Childbirth, Infertility, Contraceptives, Natural Family Planning, Abortion
- Sexual Health
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), HIV/ AIDS, Vaginal Health, Cystisis, Vaginal Infection, Safer Sex, Gardasil
Talks for Rural Communities
WHFS can also provide talks for rural communities as part of the Rural In Reach Program. These talks can be accessed through participating Community Resource Centers and Women's Centers. To find out if your local service can access these talks click here, or for a list of rural talks, check out the upcoming events page.