28 Sanford Street, Geraldton PO Box 2100
Phone: (08) 9964 2742
Fax (08) 9964 2811
Free Call: 1800 196 688
Email : [email protected]
We provide a unique and holistic approach to health by delivering accessible, affordable and
confidential health and wellbeing services to all women in the
“Just speak up”
Last year Women’s Health Resource Centre held Geraldton’s first “Big Pram Walk” during Post natal Depression Week. Due to the success of this first one and the importance on getting awareness out into the community around perinatal depression and anxiety, we have organised another event for the 20th November
2014. This one will be bigger and better with more community organisation partners and lots more children’s activities and information bags for mums.
28 Sanford Street
Our services include:
Thursday 20th November 2014
Individual appointments
Unplanned pregnancy
Referral Service
Walk leaving 9.30am sharp—returning 10am
Please come and walk with us and raise awareness of perinatal depression and anxiety. We encourage all women to “just speak up” and seek support to feel better.
Kids activities
including story time &
face painting
Clinical Services
Female GP clinic
Pap smear clinic
STI checks
Breast checks
Free pregnancy testing
Advice on:
Incontinence &
Sexual health
Other Services
Health Education
Mums Matter Perinatal Mental
Health group
Visiting Legal Service
Referrals and Information
Therapeutic and support groups
Health promotion activities including workshops, women’s group
programs & events
Nutrition & cooking sessions
Internet Access
Need legal advice?
The Mums Matter Group continues to meet Thursday mornings at
Recently separated?
Womens Health Resource Centre, 28 Sanford Street, Geraldton.
What about the kids?
Being a mum is one of the most rewarding and important roles in
Sandy, Paralegal from
Geraldton Resource Centre
will be at Women’s Health
Resource Centre on Tuesday
11th November 2014.
your life. But it can sometimes be a stressful and challenging jour-
Please phone 9964 2742 for
This is a free service for
We invite mums to “Mums Matter”, a supportive and nurturing group, for an opportunity to make new
friends and learn self-help strategies using creative approaches. The group meets weekly and there is a
set program which runs to coincide with each school term. We offer informative sessions about selfesteem, goal setting, values and healthy thinking alongside creative activities and pampering sessions.
Term 4
16th October—18th December
09.30—11.00am (facilitators from 10-11am)
Friends of WHRC
Annual fees, which are due
1st July 2014:
RSVP is required for crèche and sessions – please phone 9964 2742
30th October
Cath Dalle—Learn to massage
6th November
Mindfulness for busy mums
13th November
Stress management on the go
20th November
The Big Pram Walk—Maitland Park
27th November
Self esteem for mums Part 1
As from 1st November 2014,
a fee of $15 will occur for all
clients who book an appointment with our professional
staff and do not show up to
this appointment. Women
who notify us within 24
hours of the appointment
will not be charged. The
new fee applies for GP service, counselling and all
nurse appointments. Clients
will not be able to rebook
until this fee is paid.
4th December
Self esteem for mums Part 2
11th December
Good enough parenting (not perfect parenting)
18th December
Christmas outing
All women
It is unfortunate that we
have had to implement this
fee but our professional services are not being respected
by some clients and this is
basically wasting our vital
funds as we cannot fill the
appointments at short notice.
We strive hard to seek and
obtain funds for all our services and hope that our clients understand this and respect the services we offer.
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We thank our Mums Matter sponsor—MMG
Dr Bacon will be consulting on Monday 10th and 24th November 2014. Appointments are available from
9:10am until 1:50pm and are for women only and for women’s health issues.
This is a bulk-billing clinic. Please phone 9964 2742 to book an appointment and please bring your Medicare card. We are unable to see clients who do not produce their Medicare card.
The Sexual Health Nurses now work to an appointment system in the clinical program. This program is
available on Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays from 9am to 2pm. Clinical appointments can be made
with the Sexual Health Nurses for Pap smears, STI checks, pregnancy tests, breast checks, continence advice, contraception advice and sexual health information. Unplanned pregnancy counselling appointments are also offered to women through this service. Please advise staff when booking what appointment is required so an appropriate time can be allocated.
28 Sanford Street, Geraldton P O Box 2100
Phone: (08) 9964 2742 Fax (08) 9964 2811
“Celebrate Women’s
End of Year Lunch
On Friday 14th November 2014, we will hold a health promotion event that focuses on diabetes prevention and diabetes. As healthy eating begins with breakfast we have decided to hold a healthy
breakfast/brunch to celebrate World Diabetes Day. We would like to highlight the importance of
eating healthy to help prevent type 2 diabetes and avoid the serious complications of diabetes.
Women are invited to join us for a Go Blue for Breakfast/Brunch at Women’s Health Resource Centre,
28 Sanford Street, Geraldton starting at 9am. We will be preparing a healthy breakfast/brunch with
Catherine Dumont, Dietitian. Following this Catherine will be doing a talk on diabetes prevention and
will have diabetes information available for women. Please wear blue, the colour of the blue circle—
global symbol for diabetes awareness.
Tuesday 16th December 2014
Fitzgerald Hall, Chapman Road,
Bluff Point
Bring a plate of food to share
Drinks will be supplied
Cost $5 adults and $2 per child
(pre payment required).
Midwest Multicultural Association will partner us with this
event. To book your place
phone 9964 2742 or call into
WHRC, 28 Sanford Street,
Unite for diabetes!
Diabetes is serious and there are 280 new cases in Australia every day.
Diabetes threatens to overwhelm the healthcare system.
About 1.1 million Australians currently know they have diabetes and live with it every day.
Hundreds of thousands of Australians have silent, undiagnosed type 2 diabetes.
Over 2 million Australians have pre-diabetes and are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Bookings are essential as we need numbers for catering. Please phone 9964 2742 or email [email protected] if you are intending to participate.
Parenting and support group
Next meeting is on Monday 17th November from 930am—11am. Guest speaker will be Terri from
the Geraldton Library who will talk to mums what is on offer for children at the library.
All women and children are welcome and please bring a plate to share for morning tea. For further
information contact group leader Jannah on 0403490512 or WHRC 9964 2742
Women’s Health
Community Garden
Come and join our new weekly
Gardening Group
Women’s Health Resource Centre
28 Sanford Street
Fridays at 9am
For an hour of relaxation and
togetherness in the garden,
then grab a cuppa.
Planting flowers and vegetables and
then tending to them weekly as
they grow and so do your
Our first plant day is on Friday 7th
November 2014 Please bring gloves,
hat and enthusiasm!
“Putting the pieces together for women’s health”
Living with Uncertainty
Women’s Health Resource Centre will be holding it’s annual volunteer and sponsor morning tea at
10am on Tuesday 18th November 2014 in our library room. All WHRC volunteers and sponsors are
Are you worried about the future for
yourself and the person you care for?
invited to this morning tea so we can formally thank them.
Is this worry affecting your health, the
time you spend with family and
friends, your mood or sleep?
Volunteers form an important part of our organisation and continue to assist us in many different
In this workshop, we will be:
ways, including provision of services, helping out at events and donating their time at our Centre
with groups. We are also thankful to our sponsors who support our Pap smear program and health
promotion events during the year.
Acknowledging uncertainty
Managing worry
Developing strategies to
problem solve
We thank our Pap smear program sponsors for this year:
Ian Blayney MLA
Member for Geraldton
Friday 21st November 2014
10:00am to 1:30pm
Where: Conference Room
Lotteries House
114 Sanford Street
Cost: FREE!
Light lunch will be provided
To RSVP please contact Patricia
Mullumby at Carers WA on 1300 227
377 or email [email protected]
Date: 25th November, 2014
Venue: Edith Cowan Square – Marine Terrace (across from the Courthouse)
Time: 10.00am – 2.00pm
WHRC will again be supporting Chrysalis Support Services when they hold their annual march
through the streets of Geraldton to raise community awareness of the harmful effects of family and
domestic violence and sexual assault.
Too many people are unaware of the harmful effects of violence in our community. Most people
relate to family violence in a physical way, through punching, slapping, and kicking, shoving or sexual abuse. Family violence is in fact far more extensive, encompassing mental, verbal, financial and
psychological abuse.
Group Inc.
Human Trafficking
With Brianna Lee, PHD Candidate,
Murdoch University, School of Law
Tuesday 4th November 2014
7.30pm @ St George’s Hall, Bluff
Point, Geraldton
Donations welcome and
The March Against Violence objectives:
Raise community awareness of the destructive and damaging effect of domestic & sexual
Empower the community with knowledge and resources through information stalls from
service providers.
Honour people who have died in the past 12 months from family and domestic violence
related incidents – ‘that one death is too many’.
Empower our community that we will “Not be Silent and Stand up against Violence”.
Encourage community engagement with zero tolerance towards violence in our community.
Promoting services and programs to assist any person needing support.
Please come and walk with us or drop by and see us at our stall at the event.