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1 The Love Your Tree 2013 art exhibition, held at the Blend(er) Gallery in Joondalup, was a huge success, topping the efforts of the 2012 campaign. Women’s Healthworks received over 90 submissions of which approximately 50 were displayed. The Love Your Tree project promotes ways of developing positive body image messages through art. People were encouraged to submit a piece of art responding to the statement “Like a tree, my body is...” The aim of the program is to challenge the narrow definitions of beauty within our society and to encourage the exploration of body diversity and positive body image through the creation of art using the powerful symbol of a tree. The opening night was again supported by body artist Jess Johnston, from JJ Art, whose team was able to organise seven live models painted from head to toe as trees. The winner of Love Your Tree 2013, announced during the opening night, was Rebecca Lawrence, whose accompanying statement was “Like a tree, my body is…. A celebration of storms’ I’ve weathered and sunshine I’ve embraced.” Her winning entry will be used to promote Love Your Tree, Love Your Tree, 2013, was supported by CAN WA Community Arts Fund, and was recognised Nationally at the Positive Body Image Awards, WOMEN’S Healthworks are currently trying to secure funding for Features (pg 1) Love Your Tree Programs (pg 2) Body Esteem Program Making Sense of Motherhood Positive Mind Healthy Body Support Groups & Other News (pg 3) Craft Workshops ChoirTai Chi Other Services (pg 4) Stepping it Out Village Program Features (pg 5) Information / Referral Counselling / Health Support Clinic Incontinence Clinic Complementary Health Services Events (pg 6) Well Done and Thank You What’s ON Pg 1 Suite 6, Joondalup Lotteries House 70 Davidson Terrace JOONDALUP WA 6027 Tel: (08) Fax: (08) Web: Love Your Tree 2013 Winner Love Your Tree 2013

2 Pg 2 Programs & Services The Body Esteem Program The Making SENSE of Motherhood Program The Making SENSE of Motherhood (MSOM) Program is a support group for women recovering from postnatal depression and anxiety. This group is unique as mother and baby both attend group and the focus is on attachment and bonding. The group offers women the chance to talk and find support from others who are also trying to make sense of motherhood and is facilitated by trained, caring and empathic women who are mothers themselves and understand the sorts of challenges faced by new mums. Our next MSOM will commence early February 2014 at WOMEN'S Healthworks. This service is free, however we ask your commitment for the full 10 weeks. To register or to find out more, please call WHW on or Eating Disorder Self Help Groups 2013 – 2014 The Body Esteem Program (BEP) offers women with eating disorders a safe haven to share their experiences with other women who understand and empathise with the difficulties of living with and recovering from an eating disorder. The groups are self-help which means that you set your own goals, take responsibility for learning, and make changes at your own pace. Women who participate in the program have reported they feel less ashamed, less isolated and more hopeful for the future. The next Body Esteem group will be the : Anorexia and Bulimia 20 week program Commences:Tuesday 5 November 2013 Venue:Women’s Health & Family Services Time:6.30 pm – 9.00 pm Cost:$ for 20 week program (2.5 hours per week) Groups are facilitated by women who have recovered from an eating disorder themselves. They will share their own stories of having an eating disorder, and offer support based upon their own experiences. Binge & Overeating 20 week program The new group will be starting February 2014 and we welcome you to call and register your interest. If you are interested in any of our workshops and would like more information please call for a confidential chat with a member of our team. PARENT EDUCATION & SUPPORT PROGRAM (PESP) Supporting Parents, Carers and Partners Are you at a loss to understand how your family member, partner or friend came to suffer from an eating disorder? Do you suffer from guilt? Are you feeling confused, scared, worried or angry? Is it difficult to know where to look for help? If you said YES to any of the above, then this program could be helpful for you… PESP can provide you with insight into: Why sufferers behave the way they do and what it’s like to experience an eating disorder. How you can support your loved one or friend to move towards recovery. The importance of caring for yourself and how to minimise stress and help to restore harmony in your family or relationship. The next workshop will be on a Saturday 22 nd February 2014 from 9.30am to 3.30pm with lunch provided. Cost $75 each or $100 per couple. Places are available Free of Charge to Parents, Carers or Partners of participants on a current 20 week program. For more information on these programs, please

3 Programs, Courses & Workshops Thyroid Awareness & Health Join Thyroid WA to discuss thyroid awareness and health. Thyroid WA Support Group will be conducting a presentation followed by an open discussion and meeting. Date: Thursday March 27 th 2014 Time: 9.30am pm Venue: WOMEN’S Healthworks Cost: Gold Coin Donation. To register please contact WOMEN’S Healthworks on Bookings are Essential. Continence can be treated, and in many cases cured. Join Continence Nurse Advisor, Lisa Llewellyn for a workshop on how you can “Treat it. Beat it” using simple strategies to improve your bladder and/or bowel health. Date: 13 November (Wednesday) Time: pm – 1.30 pm Venue: WOMEN’S Healthworks Cost: Gold Coin Donation To register please contact WOMEN’S Healthworks on Bookings are essential. Continence Workshop Choir WOMEN’S Healthworks invites you to join a Community Women’s choir. “Singing is now such an important part of my life, the camaraderie of the other women, learning new skills, it all helps me to remain sane in an otherwise busy family life. Thank you WOMEN’S Healthworks for providing this wonderful opportunity.” – Joondalup Choir Member. Places available at Joondalup & Merriwa. No auditions required! Please call us to register your interest. COME ALONG – ONE DAY SHOWCASE Featuring our Choir and goods made by our Craft ladies at CONNOLLY PRIMARY HALL ON SATURDAY 9 NOVEMBER 2.00 PM - ALL WELCOME Pg 3 Tai Chi for Beginners is an ideal first step for your journey to better health and harmony. Tai Chi is an effective exercise for health and well-being. Tai Chi can help a range of disorders including anxiety, arthritis, fatigue, joint stiffness and stress. Tai Chi can improve posture, flexibility and strength. People of all ages and fitness levels can practice Tai Chi and gain health benefits Please register by phone on or Dates: 4 February 2014 to 8 April 2014 (10 week course) Time: to Cost: $ (members fee) / $ (non members fee) Venue: WOMEN’S Healthworks, Joondalup Lotteries House Wednesday to 2.30pm Dates: 16 October to 18 December 2013 Cost: $5.00 per session Venue : 20 Jenolan Way, Merriwa Monday 9 to 11.30am Dates: 14 October to 16 December 2013 Cost: $25 per term plus $3 per session Joondalup Lotteries House Tai Chi for Beginners The Craft Group serves as a wonderful space for women to come together, share skills and work as a collective on projects for WOMEN’S Healthworks. Creativity, learning together, socialising, laughing and conversation keep this group alive. Many of the women are new to Western Australia and the group provides an opportunity for new social and support networks. COST: FREE Wednesdays from 9.30 to at WOMEN’S Healthworks in Joondalup Handmade Crafts for Sale At WOMEN’S Healthworks we are selling creative craft works, handmade by our dedicated craft group volunteers. Great gift ideas, baby clothing, handbags, scarfs and much more!!!! Donations Required WOOL, KNITTING NEEDLES, PATTERNS, MATERIAL, BUTTONS AND ANY GENERAL CRAFT ITEMS WOULD BE GRATEFULLY RECEIVED.

4 What’s ON Village Offers: A unique combination of interventions targeted to the woman’s specific circumstances. The Village Program provides one on one counselling and support to assist women in overcoming a dependency on alcohol and/or drugs or support to maintain recovery. The Village Program is now part of Womens Health & Family Services PEPISU Program. Whether you want to stop using, reduce use, or address other problems, the PEPISU team will work with you to make positive changes for you and your family. PEPISU provides counselling, information, outreach, group activities including family and social recreational opportunities and referrals for women who are pregnant and/or parenting and have alcohol and other drug issues and to their children and families. How to refer? JOONDALUP Phone : Counselling days – Tuesday & Fridays NORTHBRIDGE Phone: The Village Program is a free service for: Women who currently use or have used drugs and/or alcohol and have children under the age of 12 years. Women who are pregnant and seek to reduce or stop their use of drugs and/or alcohol. The Village Program A Program of WOMEN’S Healthworks It takes a village to raise a child The Village Program Pg 4 WHW have a number of walk locations where you can join other motivated women. The walks vary in length, cater to all levels of fitness. New Members are welcome to join our FUN & FABULOUS plus FREE walking Groups!!. Outdoor Joondalup WOMEN’S Healthworks 9am Duncraig, Child Health Clinic noon Indoor Whitford City Shopping Centre Tuesdays & Joondalup Lakeside Shopping Centre Tuesdays & Stepping it Out Program WOMEN’S Healthworks is proud to announce the beginning of a new community project; ‘Positive Mind, Healthy Body.’ This great initiative is funded by the Government of Western Australia Department for Communities. Positive mind, healthy body is a FREE 12-week program which aims to assist women to be the healthiest they can be and achieve body acceptance through a healthy, sustainable and balanced lifestyle. This program is not about weight loss and dieting but helping women to develop the capacity to make healthy changes, such as making nutritious food choices for them and their families. Each of the 12 sessions focuses on a different topic, such as Mindful eating, Diets – facts and myth busting, Interactive healthy cooking on a budget,Body Image, Body movement, Media awareness & Body physiology These topics will be led by professional guest speakers, including but not limited to a dietician, art therapist, and naturopath. This workshop will be commencing early 2014 and here are 12 places available and to ensure the best fit for all potential participants there are selection criteria. If you are interested in being a part of this project, please phone or contact Jemma on Stepping it Out Prgram Positive Mind, Healthy Body

5 Is an outreach counselling service offered at WOMEN’S Healthworks on Mondays and Thursdays. For an appointment, contact SARC on , Mondays to Fridays, 8.30am to 5.00pm. This service is FREE. Pg 5 Medical, Counselling & Health Services Well Women’s Health Clinic Counselling Services Short term counselling is available at WOMEN’S Healthworks for women over the age of 18 years. Individual counselling is offered for women seeking assistance for a variety of life challenges such as depression, anxiety, grief and loss, parenting, relationship distress, migration stress, work/life balance and confidence and self- esteem difficulties. Counselling is centered on each individual’s desires and goals and offers an opportunity for women to increase awareness of the nature of the difficulties they are currently facing. Individual support is provided to assist women to make choices to reach their potential and increase personal fulfillment. Women seeking counselling at WOMEN’S Healthworks can call reception on and will be placed on the waiting list for an initial appointment. Our counselling service is limited and is only available three days per week. FEES: Sliding Scale between $ $35.00 The medical clinics at WOMEN’S Healthworks provide information, advice, support and treatment for a broad range of women’s health issues including : Breast Checks Pap Smears Contraception IUD & Implanon Insertions/Removals Ante-natal Care and Post-natal Check Menstrual Problems Menopause Vaginal Infections Sexually Transmissible Infections Other women’s health Our female doctors and clinic nurses are specialists in women’s health issues. Longer consultations are made available so the doctors can thoroughly discuss health and other issues which impact on your health and wellbeing. We bulk-bill for Pensioners and Health Care Card holders and school students. Call for an appointment Medical Clinic – Hours of Service Tuesdays 8.30am – 6.00pm Thursdays pm Fridays 8.30am – 1.30pm Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC) Private female counsellors practice at WOMEN’S Healthworks on various days. For further information phone us on Private Counselling Limited childcare services are available on Tuesdays. For details ring Is childcare difficult for you? Incontinence Clinic WOMEN’S Healthworks has a trained continence nurse advisor from the Continence Management Advice Service (CMAS) every Wednesday for women with ongoing bladder and/or bowel concerns. For further details please ring CMAS clinic at Information and Referral Services WOMEN’S Healthworks provides a comprehensive range of women’s health information and pamphlets, including community notices and advice regarding other services. Information on other agencies can be provided where WOMEN’S Healthworks services are not sufficient for your needs. Call us on Membership Support WOMEN’S Healthworks and become a member Fees:$14.30 (GST incl) for individuals $36.30 (GST incl) for organisations Benefits include : Discounts on courses and workshops Quarterly newsletter – Women’s Health News Right to vote at Annual General Meetings Opportunity to become a member of the Board Debbie is an experienced naturopath/medical herbalist with a special interest in women’s health and all aspects of health care. Her services include iridology, herbal medicine, homeopathy, nutritional advice and therapeutic massage. Debbie offers appointments at WOMEN’S Healthworks on Mondays and can be contacted directly on for an appointment or click here Costs start at $48.00 (1st appointment an Naturopath

6 Love Your Tree Pg 6 WHW Well Done and Thankyou TO OUR CRAFT & CHOIR MEMBERS WOMEN’S Healthworks Craft group invited the general public to an open morning on Wednesday 11 th September at the Masonic Care Retirement Village and raised over $ for WHW. The craft ladies had a wonderful selection of friendship bras, eye and heat bags, survival kits! Dammit dolls, wonderful baby clothes, scarves and all sorts of interesting goods. WHW would like to thank Rita and all the craft ladies who put an enormous effort into the morning. We would also like to thank the choir members from Merriwa and Joondalup who provided wonderful entertainment! Thank you Margaret! WHW Choirs are in demand and are doing a number of performances, including the Citizenship ceremonies for the City of Wanneroo and have already a number of bookings for Christmas!. POSITIVE BODY IMAGE AWARDS 2013 WHITFORD CITY WALKERS WOMEN’S Healthworks would like to say THANK YOU to the ladies from the Whitford City walking group for a donation they made of $ to the well deserved Royal Flying Doctor Service. The money was raised by the ladies very kindly sacrificing their Xmas in July gifts to each other and donating the money. What a fabulous idea! A letter of thanks was received by the Whitford Walkers from the Royal Flying Doctor Service On a fine sunny morning there was a good number of keen walkers for this event. Lots of familiar faces from the regular Tuesday Joondalup walking group as well as some new faces, which was particularly pleasing. A good pace was set and everyone arrived in good spirits at Botanic Golf for a welcome morning tea. This was served very efficiently by the staff at Botanic Golf and the group mixed well for a chat and lots of laughter. The return walk was equally pleasant and, despite looming dark clouds luckily the rain held off. The total length of the walk was 7.65 Km and hopefully a pleasant morning was had by all. Well done all ! Stepping It Out Spring Walk to the Botanic Golf on 24 September – Oh what a lovely day WHW received a commended award in the health and wellbeing category of the 2013 Positive Body Image Awards held in Sydney on Friday, 9 August, 2013 from the Hon Peter Garrett AM. The Awards recognise the positive steps taken by fashion, media and entertainment, health and wellbeing, and advertising organisations and individuals to promote positive body image messages to young people, in line with the Voluntary Industry Code of Conduct.

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