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 and can be delivered face-to-face (our site or yours), online modules and regional/rural (also through videoconferencing):

  • Gender Transformative Health Practice
  • Aboriginal Cultural security Training
  • Promoting Physical Activity Programs with Vulnerable Groups of Women
  • Preparing Information for Translation
  • Communicating Across Cultures
  • Using Interpreters
  • Mindfulness Techniques
  • Body Image
  • Introduction to Narrative Therapy
  • Working With Clients and Hoarding Behaviours
  • Diet and the Impact on Mental Health
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Community Mental Health First Response (Online course)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Trauma Informed Practice for Women who have Experienced Trauma and are using Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • Motivational Interviewing and AOD clients
  • Walking Tour of Alcohol and Drug agencies in Northbridge
  • Motivational Interviewing and Family and Domestic Violence Clients
  • Power to Change - Best Practice in Running Groups
  • Why Do Women Stay?
  • E-Safety - Smart Phones and Social Media
  • Working Therapeutically With Women Who Have Experienced FDV
  • Understanding the FDV Dynamic
  • Reducing and Working With Risk
  • Impacts of FDV on Children & Parenting
  • Counselling Clients Experiencing FDV
  • Clinical Note-taking & Legal Processes
  • Contraception Methods
  • Baby Boomer Women and Their Health
  • Anxiety and Depression - For Women
  • First Aid for Women
  • CPR Refresher
  • Bond With Your Baby
  • Heartbeat Club
  • 2Wet2GetFit (Aqua and education course for mums and babies)
  • AquaMum2Be (Aqua and education course for mums to be)
  • Teenage Girls Workshops (holiday workshops for teenage girls - one day)
  • Engaging Adolescents
  • Making of Good Men and Women (Schools-based program for students - 8 weeks)

This half day training provides an introduction (or a refresher) on Motivational Interviewing (MI), a technique which 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.

Facilitator: Jo Hodson - Womens Health & Family Services

Jo Hodson has been working in the area of alcohol and drug use and mental health for thirty years and has experience with many many clients and their complex issues including Hoarding Disorder. She has delivered services as a counsellor, a prevention educator and as a manager in an array of settings including schools, hospitals, correctional facilities and community health agencies. With expertise in complex care she is committed to contributing Best Practice approaches in the delivery of health services to women and their families.

Audience: For health and service professionals working with clients and Alcohol and other Drugs.

Date: Monday 14 August 2017

Time: 1pm-4pm

Location: 227 Newcastle Street, Northbridge

Cost: $105 for non-members and $84 for members

To Book: www.trybooking.com/RHPA

What our clients eat has an impact on their physical and mental health, affecting blood sugar levels, hormones, weight control, moods and behavior. The more we know about the foods and their impact on us, the more we may be able to assist our clients to make better food choices.

Audience: For health and service professionals working with clients with Alcohol and other Drug issues or with mental health issues.

Facilitator: Carole Parker, Womens Health & Family Services

Carole is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and member of the Dietitians Association of Australia who is experienced in up-to-date clinical research and the diet-disease relationships of most health conditions. She has worked closely with clients at WHFS for over 3 years and works to promote sustainable, positive health change in women.

Date: Thursday 24 August

Time: 2pm-4pm

Location: 227 Newcastle street, Northbridge WA 6003

Cost: $50 for non-members and $40 for members

To Book: www.trybooking.com/RHPF

Mental Health First Aid is an internationally accredited training and research body. The 12-hour Standard Mental Health First Aid course teaches adults (18 years and over) how to provide initial support to people (family, friends or colleagues) who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis.
Over two full days, course participants learn about the signs and symptoms of common mental health challenges and illnesses, how to provide initial support, where and how to get professional help, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation. (Maximum of 10 per group)

Facilitator: Nicole Gale, Womens Health & Family Services

Nicole has a Bachelors of Social Work and has 10 years experience working with children, adolescents & adults from various backgrounds with a focus of supporting people who have experienced trauma. In the four years at WHFS, in addition to counselling, Nicole has been a Mental Health First Aid instructor as well as developed a rural specific online mental health first response training package and coordinated the Rural in Reach Community Talks calendar (health and well-being information sessions via video conferencing).

Dates: Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 August 2017

Time: 9.30am-4.30pm

Location: The Platform, Level 3/256 Adelaide terrace, Perth WA 6000

Cost: $210 for non-members, and $168 for members

To Book: www.trybooking.com/RHPO

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.

Facilitators: Jo Hodson and Tessa Ryan, Womens Health & Family Services

Jo Hodson has been working in the area of alcohol and drug and mental health for thirty years and has experience with many clients and their complex issues including Hoarding Disorder. She has delivered services as a counsellor, a prevention educator, and as a manager in an array of settings including schools, hospitals, correctional facilities and community health agencies (including facilitating Buried In Treasures – a support group for clients with hoarding behaviours). With expertise in complex care she is committed to contributing Best Practice approaches in the delivery of health services to women and their families.

Tessa Ryan has been working as a Support Facilitator within the Partner’s in Recovery program since it’s initiation in 2013. Tessa has experience working alongside clients with complex needs and has a particular interest in the complex nature itself of Hoarding Disorder. Tessa has been at the forefront of identifying a gap at service level for both workers and people experiencing Hoarding issues and assisted with the training development and also co-facilitates the Buried in Treasures workshop at Womens Health and Family Services, a 15 session workshop for those who identify as having Hoarding Disorder and are ready to talk about positive change. Tessa hopes to continue the conversation about Hoarding Disorder within communities and develop further supports for this complex issue.

Date: Tuesday 19 September 2017

Time: 9.30am-4.30pm

Location: The Platform, Level 3/256 Adelaide terrace, Perth

Cost: $210 for non-members, $168 for members

To Book: www.trybooking.com/RHVP

 

This half day training provides an introduction (or a refresher) on Motivational Interviewing (MI), a technique which 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.

Facilitator: Jo Hodson, Womens Health & Family Services

Jo Hodson has been working in the area of alcohol and drug and mental health for thirty years and has experience with many clients and their complex issues including Hoarding Disorder. She has delivered services as a counsellor, a prevention educator, and as a manager in an array of settings including schools, hospitals, correctional facilities and community health agencies. With expertise in complex care she is committed to contributing Best Practice approaches in the delivery of health services to women and their families.

Date: Tuesday 26 September 2017

Time: 9.30am-12.30pm

Location: 227 Newcastle street, Northbridge WA 6003

Cost: $105 for non-members and $84 for members

To Book: www.trybooking.com/RHRB

 

This workshop draws on the extensive experience of staff involved in Women’s Health and Family Services’ very successful employment and training program, Moving On.  We will be looking at key aspects of successful programs that can help women with mental health issues, trauma backgrounds, experiences of alcohol and other drug use and/ or domestic violence to go on to complete qualifications and find meaningful work. Combining theory as well as strategies gleaned from practical experience, this workshop is a must for professionals who would like to develop education, training and/ or employment programs or strategies with their clients.

Facilitator: Dr Susan Lee, Womens Health & Family Services

Dr Susan Lee holds a post-graduate diploma in Health Promotion, a Master in Public Health and a Professional Doctorate in International Health. Dr. Lee has worked for the past 27 years in health promotion with vulnerable groups of women including migrant and refugee women, Aboriginal women, women who have mental health and/ or alcohol and other drug issues and women who have experienced domestic violence. She has also worked extensively with service providers to build their capacity to work more effectively with these groups. Dr Lee has published nationally and internationally on different aspects of working with vulnerable population groups.   Dr Lee was honoured in 2013 with the Individual Excellence Award, WA Multicultural Community Service Awards. This award was in recognition of her outstanding contribution, achievements, commitment, and vision to help strengthen WA’s rich and dynamic multicultural community.

Date: Thursday 28 September 2017

Time: 1pm-4pm

Location: 227 Newcastle Street, Northbridge WA 6003

Cost: $105 for non-members and $84 for members

To Book: www.trybooking.com/RHRJ

Mental Health First Aid is an internationally accredited training and research body. The 12-hour (2 day) Standard  Mental Health First Aid course teaches adults (18 years and over) how to provide initial support to people (family, friends or colleagues) who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis.

Participants learn about the signs and symptoms of common mental health challenges and illnesses, how to provide initial support, where and how to get professional help, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation. (Maximum of 10 per group)

Facilitator: Nicole Gale, Womens Health & Family Services

Nicole has a Bachelors of Social Work and has 10 years experience working with children, adolescents & adults from various backgrounds with a focus of supporting people who have expereinced trauma.  In the four years at WHFS, in addition to counselling, Nicole has been a Mental Health First Aid instructor as well as developed a rural specific online mental health first response training package and co-ordinated the Rural in Reach Community Talks calendar (health and well-being information sessions via video conferencing).

Date: Tuesday 3 October and Wednesday 4 October 2017

Time: 9.30am-4.30pm

Location: 227 Newcastle street, Northbridge WA 6003

Cost: $210 for non-members and $168 for members

To Book: www.trybooking.com/RHRN

This workshop for health and social service professionals and looks at how gender and culture influences communication. We also will be looking at navigating cultural expectations- our own and others- when working with other professionals, carers, and clients from a culture background different than our own.

Facilitator: Dr Susan Lee, Womens Health & Family Services

Dr Susan Lee holds a post-graduate diploma in Health Promotion, a Master in Public Health and a Professional Doctorate in International Health. Dr. Lee has worked for the past 27 years in health promotion with vulnerable groups of women including migrant and refugee women, Aboriginal women, women who have mental health and/ or alcohol and other drug issues and women who have experienced domestic violence. She has also worked extensively with service providers to build their capacity to work more effectively with these groups. Dr Lee has published nationally and internationally on different aspects of working with vulnerable population groups. 

Dr Lee’s current professional interests focus on cross cultural evaluation techniques, migrant and refugee maternal health in Australia, and the role of adult education in improving women’s lives and health status. Dr Lee was honoured in 2013 with the Individual Excellence Award, WA Multicultural Community Service Awards. This award was in recognition of her outstanding contribution, achievements, commitment, and vision to help strengthen WA’s rich and dynamic multicultural community.

Date: Wednesday 11 October 2017

Time: 9.30am-4.30pm

Location: 227 Newcastle street, Northbridge WA 6003

Cost: $210 for non-members and $168 for members

To Book: www.trybooking.com/RHRQ

 

This is a practical workshop looking at preparing health and social service information for translation into other languages. The workshop is ideal for professionals who want 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.

Facilitator: Dr Susan Lee, Womens Health & Family Services

Dr Susan Lee holds a post-graduate diploma in Health Promotion, a Master in Public Health and a Professional Doctorate in International Health. Dr. Lee has worked for the past 27 years in health promotion with vulnerable groups of women including migrant and refugee women, Aboriginal women, women who have mental health and/ or alcohol and other drug issues and women who have experienced domestic violence. She has also worked extensively with service providers to build their capacity to work more effectively with these groups. Dr Lee has published nationally and internationally on different aspects of working with vulnerable population groups. 

Dr Lee’s current professional interests focus on cross cultural evaluation techniques, migrant and refugee maternal health in Australia, and the role of adult education in improving women’s lives and health status. Dr Lee was honoured in 2013 with the Individual Excellence Award, WA Multicultural Community Service Awards. This award was in recognition of her outstanding contribution, achievements, commitment, and vision to help strengthen WA’s rich and dynamic multicultural community.

Date: Tuesday 24 October 2017

Time: 1pm-4pm

Location: 227 Newcastle street, Northbridge WA 6003

Cost: $105 for non-members and $84 for members

To Book: www.trybooking.com/RHRS

 

This very practical workshop will go through the theory of using an interpreter before participants get some hands on experience in working with an interpreter in both a group setting and one-to-one. Participants should bring a short description about their job or services at their agency that would be suitable to present to a group.

Facilitator: Dr Susan Lee, Womens Health & Family Services

Dr Susan Lee holds a post-graduate diploma in Health Promotion, a Master in Public Health and a Professional Doctorate in International Health. Dr. Lee has worked for the past 27 years in health promotion with vulnerable groups of women including migrant and refugee women, Aboriginal women, women who have mental health and/ or alcohol and other drug issues and women who have experienced domestic violence. She has also worked extensively with service providers to build their capacity to work more effectively with these groups. Dr Lee has published nationally and internationally on different aspects of working with vulnerable population groups. 

Dr Lee’s current professional interests focus on cross cultural evaluation techniques, migrant and refugee maternal health in Australia, and the role of adult education in improving women’s lives and health status. Dr Lee was honoured in 2013 with the Individual Excellence Award, WA Multicultural Community Service Awards. This award was in recognition of her outstanding contribution, achievements, commitment, and vision to help strengthen WA’s rich and dynamic multicultural community.

Date: Thursday 2 November 2017

Time: 1.30pm-4pm

Location: 227 Newcastle Street, Northbridge WA 6003

Cost: $105 for non-members and $84 for members

To Book: www.trybooking.com/RHXO

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

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).