WHFS has 40 years of experience in working with vulnerable women and their families and we would like to share our expertise with you. Our workshops provide professional, evidence based information as well as practical strategies and resources for you and your organisation. Our workshops cover a range of issues including:

  • Family and Domestic Violence
  • Mental Health
  • Alcohol and Other Drug Issues
  • Counselling Techniques
  • Working across Cultures
  • Improving Access to Services and Programs and
  • Workshops on specific health issues

Womens and Health and Family Service is delighted to kick off our Training Series for 2017 with breakfast!

This workshop will look at what is trauma informed practice and the role of gender.

Our first breakfast presentations is on Thursday the 27th of April from 7:30am to 9am in

Group Room 2 and 3
Womens Health and Family Services
227 Newcastle St
Northbridge, Western Australia, 6003

Cost is $20 for non-members, and $16 for members.

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Our second breakfast presentation looks at some practical strategies organisations can use to help engage people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Date: Wednesday the 16th of May
Time: 7:30am to 9am
Venue: Group Room 2 and 3

Womens Health and Family Services
227 Newcastle St
Northbridge, Western Australia, 6003

Cost is $20 for non-members, and $16 for members.

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Workers from the WHFS Moving On program talk about their experiences of engaging vulnerable women in further education and employment. We will be looking at what are the key aspects of a successful program that can help women with mental health issues, trauma backgrounds, and/ or experiences of domestic violence go on to complete qualifications and find meaningful work.

Date: Wednesday the 7th of June
Time: 7:30am to 9am

Venue: Group Room 2 and 3
Womens Health and Family Services
227 Newcastle St
Northbridge, Western Australia, 6003

Cost is $20 for non-members, and $16 for members.

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Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is the most common eating disorder, yet remains largely misunderstood throughout the community.

Hear from a host of professional speakers, with expertise in the area of Binge Eating Disorder with opportunity for audience questions with our expert panel

Date: Tuesday the 9th of May
Time: 9:30am to 12:30pm

Venue: Bendat Community Centre
36 Dodd Street, Wembley

Cost: Professionals $40; Consumers $20

To Book for this forum, go to  https://www.trybooking.com/PCLX or https://www.trybooking.com/265301

This is a practical workshop looking at preparing information for translation. The workshop is ideal for professionals who wan to understand when you should translate information and the steps you need to prepare your information prior to translation.  Participants are welcome to bring information they are considering translating.

Date: Thursday the 18th of May
Time: 1:30 to 4:30 pm

Venue: Room 2 and 3
Womens Health and Family Services
227 Newcastle St
Northbridge, Western Australia, 6003

Cost is $105 for non-members, and $84 for members.

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This one day training provides an introduction (or a refresher) on Motivational Interviewing (MI) for health and social service professionals. Motivational Interviewing uses a collaborative conversation style to strengthen a person’s motivation and commitment to change, where motivation has been identified as a key factor to support success and behaviour change. Motivational interviewing has a strong evidence base of its effectiveness with a range of issues including substance use, mental health, exercise, and medication compliance.

Date: Thursday the 25th of May
Time: 9:00 to 5pm

Venue:   Womens Health and Family Services
Suite 6 Joondalup Lotteries House
Joondalup, WA, 6027

Cost is $210 for non-members, and $168 for members.

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An Introduction to Narrative Therapy focuses on key concepts and practical strategies used in this practice including externalisation, framing questions, unique outcomes and migration of identity. This interactive training session is supported with exercises and information to support continued implementation after the workshop.

Date: Thursday the 15th of June
Time: 9:00 to 5pm

Venue:   Womens Health and Family Services
Suite 6 Joondalup Lotteries House
Joondalup, WA, 6027

Cost is $210 for non-members, and $168 for members.

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This workshop looks at the dual goals of improving health as well as gender equity. It is internationally recognized that gender is among the most influential of the determinants of health and that gender inequities can affect health outcomes and access to health services. This workshop is an opportunity for service providers to consider their practice and how our service delivery could be more effective if we keep gender in mind.

Date: Friday the 9th of June
Time: 9:00 to 5pm

Venue:   Womens Health and Family Services
Suite 6 Joondalup Lotteries House
Joondalup, WA, 6027

Cost is $210 for non-members, and $168 for members.

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This one day training event is designed for health professionals working with people who exhibit hoarding behaviours and hoarding disorder.  Women’s Health and Family Services trainers will be facilitating the day and drawing on their extensive experience in this area to create an engaging, interactive group training session with a key focus on strategies you can use with your clients.

Cost is $210 for non-members, and $168 for members.

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This training package is designed for rural and remote workers who are in a support, advocacy or counselling role working with people who have experienced trauma and are using alcohol and other drugs. The training combines remote learning modules, alongside interactive reflective/skills practice video conferencing sessions with a highly qualified facilitator. (Local venues to be confirmed once registrations are finalised).

Cost is $250 for non-members, and $200 for members.

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